Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway is a rich tapestry of places, people, and scenic lands that encompasses the rich history and tradition of Idaho. Vineyards and wineries along this route are open seasonally.

Things To Know

  • Location: South to north, the byway route begins on Idaho 45 at Walters Ferry, to Map Rock Road, to Chicken Dinner Road, to Lowell Road, to Plum Road, to Homedale Road, to Allendale Road, to Ustick Road, to Fargo Road, to Dixie Road, to Wamstad Road, to Apple Valley Road, to the intersection with US 20/26.
  • Once at this intersection explore a newly added 15 mile section of the scenic byway. The directions are as follows:
  • Go northbound on Hwy. 95.
  • Go eastbound on Echo Ln.
  • Go northbound on Elmore Rd.
  • Go westbound on Hwy. 30.
  • Go northbound on Hwy. 95.
  • Go northbound on Pennsylvania Ave. (in Fruitland)
  • Go westbound on SW 3rd St. (in Fruitland)
  • Go northbound on Hwy. 95.
  • Go westbound on Hwy. 30.
  • Go northbound on Washoe Rd.
  • Go eastbound on 6th Ave. (in Payette)
  • Go northbound on Hwy 95 (in Payette) and connect to Hwy. 52 where the Lower Payette Scenic Byway begins.
  • Attractions include wineries and vineyards, the original site of Fort Boise, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Map Rock Petroglyph, and Walter's Ferry.
  • Drive Time: Length: Approximately 70 miles.  Allow 2 hours for travel.  Allow more time to experience super side trips.
  • Full services available in Nampa and Caldwell; partial services in Melba, Marsing, Homedale, Wilder, Greenleaf, Notus, and Parma. Plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip (fill up on gas, pack water and food, etc.).