Sawtooth Scenic Byway

Rugged mountain peaks are the star of the show on the Sawtooth Scenic Byway. This route carves its way through the Boulder Mountains, delivering adventurers to the base of the iconic Sawtooth Mountain Range. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like deer, elk, and pronghorn antelope and plan stops along the way to take advantage of the abundant recreation opportunities. When the sun sets, the night skies will take your breath away.

Length

115.7miles

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Time

3 hours

Region

Central Idaho

When to Visit

Year-round

31 Byways. 31 Ways to Be Inspired.

A variety of scenic, natural, historic, recreational, archeological and cultural experiences can be found on Idaho’s 31 scenic byways. View the video to get a taste of the adventures that await you, and start planning your next road trip.

Road Trip Tips

Turn-by-Turn Directions: From Shoshone, take Idaho 75 north to Stanley.

Full services in: Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, Sun Valley and Stanley

Partial Services in: Shoshone

Full services: When gas, food and lodging are available
Partial services: When gas and a few other facilities are available

Nearby Adventures

Discover some of Idaho’s most breathtaking landscapes or treat yourself to an unforgettable stargazing experience. The Sawtooth Scenic Byway offers plenty of opportunities to explore.

  • Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve
  • Sawtooth National Recreation Area
  • Redfish Lake
  • Galena Summit & Galena Lodge
  • Sawtooth Mountains
  • Shoshone Ice Caves

  • Silver Creek Preserve
  • Magic Reservoir
  • Big Wood River
  • Ernest Hemingway sites
  • White Clouds Golf Course, Elkhorn Golf Course & Trail Creek Golf Course

Download Before You Hit the Road

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Idaho Roadsider

State Highway Map

Travel Tips

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