Following the same path Lewis and Clark traveled over two centuries ago, Salmon River Scenic Byway follows the Salmon River through the Salmon-Challis National Forest, serving as a natural pathway into Idaho’s rugged backcountry.

Things To Know

  • Location: From the Montana state line south on U.S. 93 to Challis, then west to Stanley on Idaho 75.
  • Attractions include Sacajawea Interpretive Center; Salmon spawning beds at Indian Riffles; Land of the Yankee Fork Interpretive Center; Tower Rock; Continental Divide National Scenic Trail; Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail; Nez Perce (Nee Mee Poo) National Historic Trail; Salmon Wild & Scenic River; Middle Fork Salmon Wild & Scenic River; Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness; Salmon-Challis and Sawtooth National Forests; natural hot springs, and ghost towns.
  • 161.7 miles. Allow 3.5 hours.
  • Full services in Challis and Salmon. Partial services in Stanley and North Fork. Plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip (fill up on gas, pack water and food, etc.).