Panhandle Historic
Rivers Passage

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Begins at the Washington state line and follows U.S. 2 to Sandpoint.


28.5 miles. Allow 40 minutes.


U.S. 2 is a two-lane road with no passing lanes. It can be icy during winter months.


When to see it
Year round. Eagles in the winter, osprey in the summer, waterfowl in the spring and fall. Nature's palette of vegetation colors, are particularly abundant in spring and fall.


Special attractions
Pend Oreille and Priest River, Kaniksu National Forest, Priest River Wildlife Area, Albeni Falls Dam Visitor Center, three Historical Museums, and Priest River's historic downtown.

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