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
- Length: 132 miles. Allow 2 1/2 hours.
- Location: Beginning at the intersection of Interstate 15 and Idaho 33 at exit 143, follow Idaho 33 about 12 miles west to its junction with Idaho 28 and then take Idaho 28 northwest for 120 miles to Salmon.
- Roadway: Two-lane paved roads with areas for passing. Watch for icy conditions and snow drifts in winter.
- When to Visit: Throughout the year. Summer months afford easier travel while spectacular fall colors are best viewed late September through October.
- Attractions: The Continental Divide, Charcoal Kilns and Meadow Lake, and Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center.
- Places to Stop: Full services in Salmon; partial services in Terreton, Mud Lake, Lone Pine, Lemhi and Tendoy.
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