Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Byway traverses an area where the lakes, mountains, and beautiful summer weather have made it one of the most famous summer playgrounds and resort destinations in the Pacific Northwest. It’s also home to a variety of wildlife, including moose, deer, elk, bear and several bird species.

Things To Know

  • Location: Beginning at the junction of Interstate 90 and Idaho 97, the route travels south along the eastern shoreline of Lake Coeur d’Alene, and ends at Idaho 3, where it meets the White Pine Scenic Byway and its southern route to the Palouse.
  • Wildlife is expansive and diverse, with eagle watching at its peak in December and January.
  • Attractions include Lake Coeur d'Alene, Blackwell Island, and the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes.
  • Drive Time: 35.8 miles. Allow 1.5 hours.
  • Plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip (fill up on gas, pack water and food, etc.).