Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway is a rich tapestry of places, people, and scenic lands that encompasses the rich history and tradition of Idaho. Vineyards and wineries along this route are open seasonally.
Length: Approximately 53 miles. Allow 1 1/2 hours for travel. Allow more time to experience the byway and picturesque overlooks.
Location: South to north, the byway route begins on Idaho 45 at Walters Ferry and continues to Map Rock Road, to Chicken Dinner Road, to Lowell Road, to Plum Road, to Homedale Road, to Allendale Road, to Ustick Road, to Fargo Road, to Dixie Road, to Wamstad Road, to Apple Valley Road, to the intersection with U.S. 20/26, and to the Nyssa, Oregon, bridge.
Roadway: Idaho 45 is a two-lane road that’s maintained year-round. All other roadways are local, two-lane roads. Ice patches may occur during winter months. Note: canyon overlooks may not be passable in winter.
When to Visit: Throughout the year. Visit a variety of vineyards and wine-tasting venues along the route. Orchards are best in spring or fall, just before harvest.
Attractions: Wineries, vineyards, orchards, Fort Boise, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Map Rock Petroglyph and scenic vistas.
Places to Stop: Full services found in most towns along the route.