Salmon River
Scenic Byway

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From Stanley east on Idaho 75 to U.S. 93 at Challis and north to the Montana state line.


161.7 miles. Allow 3.5 hours.


Two-lane road with no passing lanes and some 25-mph curves.


When to see it
Best weather for travel is April to November, although access to the back country is best from July to October.


Special attractions
Salmon spawning beds at Indian Riffles; Land of the Yankee Fork Interpretive Center at Idaho 75 and U.S. 93; Tower Rock; access to Continental Divide National Scenic Trail; access to Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail; access to Nez Perce (Nee Mee Poo) National Historic Trail; Salmon Wild & Scenic River; Middle Fork Salmon Wild & Scenic River; Salmon-Challis and Sawtooth National Forests.

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