Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway

This 53-mile route meanders through some of southwestern Idaho’s rich agricultural lands, showcasing orchards, vineyards and a variety of rural experiences. Sample Idaho’s award-winning wineries as you sip your way through the Sunnyslope Wine Trail within this unique wine-growing region or explore historical sites, like Map Rock, while enjoying the scenic vistas found on this drive.


53 miles

Time Icon


1 hour, 30 minutes

When to Visit


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: South to north, the byway route begins on Idaho 45 at Walters Ferry, 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 US 20/26, to Nyssa, Oregon bridge.

Road Conditions: Canyon overlooks may not be accessible during winter.

Full services in: Nampa and Caldwell

Partial Services in: Melba, Marsing, Homedale, Wilder, Greenleaf, Notus and Parma

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

Nearby Adventures

Whether you’re looking to unwind or do a bit of bird or wildlife watching, there are plenty of stops along the Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway that will make your Idaho road trip truly unforgettable.

  • Sunnyslope Wine Trail & Snake River Valley AVA
  • Snake River Canyon
  • Old Fort Boise Park
  • Map Rock
  • Indian Creek Plaza

  • Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
  • Celebration Park 
  • Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area
  • River Bend Golf Course

Download Before You Hit the Road

Start planning your epic Idaho road trip with the help of these free travel publications.

Idaho Roadsider

State Highway Map

Travel Tips

Need some ideas for your next Idaho road trip? Check out these travel tips and start planning your adventure.

Ready to Explore More Scenic Byways?