The Sacajawea Historic Byway offers a wealth of engaging stories and Native American history, as well as compelling views. This eastern Idaho byway is a history-filled corridor. From Sacajawea and the Lewis and Clark expedition to the mining boom of the late 1800s, there are many stories to discover on this drive. Along the way you can see charcoal kilns used over a 130 years ago to process lead and silver ore. You can also visit the former mining community of Gilmore, now virtually a ghost town.
Things To Know
- Location: Begins at the intersection of Interstate 15 & Idaho 33 at Exit 143, follows Idaho 33 about 12 miles west to its junction with Idaho 28, and follows Idaho 28 northwest for 120 miles to Salmon, Idaho.
- Attractions include the Continental Divide, Charcoal Kilns, and Meadow Lake.
- Drive Time: 132 miles. About 2.5 hours.
- Plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip (fill up on gas, pack water and food, etc.).
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