Western Heritage Historic Byway

Once a route for miners and homesteaders, the Western Heritage Historic Byway passes through farmland and rocky terrain, giving visitors the opportunity to create their own unique frontier adventure. Dig into history at Celebration Park, Idaho’s only archaeological park. Catch fish at Swan Falls Reservoir, or check out Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area–home to the greatest concentration of nesting raptors in North America.

Length

47 miles

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Time

1 hour, 30 minutes

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 exit 44 in Meridian, take Idaho 69 south for 8 miles to East Avalon Avenue in Kuna. Turn south on Swall Falls Road, and continue for 21 miles through the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area to the Swan Falls Dam. Travel west on Victory Lane, north on McDermott Road, west along Warren Spur Road, and then south on Sinker Road to reach Celebration Park. To continue west from the park turnoff, travel Warren Spur Road to Hill Road, then head north to Ferry Road. From Ferry Road, go south on Idaho 45 to the Snake River.

Full services in: Kuna and Melba

Full services: When gas, food and lodging are available

Nearby Adventures

From breathtaking birds of prey to amazing archaeological adventures, the Western Heritage Historic Byway is a must while exploring southwest Idaho.

  • Snake River
  • Swan Falls Dam & Park
  • Kuna Visitor Center
  • Cleo’s Ferry Museum

Download Before You Hit the Road

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Idaho Roadsider

State Highway Map

Travel Tips

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