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The Greater Yellowstone Area is the only remaining large biologically intact temperate ecosystem in North America, comparable in size and diversity to Africa’s Serengeti!Learn More

Scenic Drives

Experience the beauty of Eastern Idaho from the convenience of your own RV, motorcycle, car, or bicycle.

In Eastern Idaho, you can find some of America's finest scenic drives. Take in the beauty of mountains, rivers, lakes, and endless wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for elk, deer, bald eagles, osprey, and many other animals as you explore.

Or opt for historic exploration and learn about the past. You can follow the Lewis and Clark Trail to trace the path of these historic figures, drive along the battleground of the Nez Perce Tribe, or explore a bounty of other historic sites throughout the Yellowstone Teton Territory. 

However you choose to explore, be sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories.


Grand Targhee Ski Resort

  • 3300 Ski Hill Road, Alta
  • (307) 353-2300
Grand Targhee Resort offers exceptional value and a family-friendly atmosphere for guests. In addition to the many special offers, Grand Targhee Resort provides a number of complimentary services and amenities to enhance your stay.

Island Park Area Chamber of Commerce

  • P.O. Box 83, Island Park
  • 208-558-7281
Some of the same natural forces that once made Yellowstone National Park so scenic also made Island Park similarly beautiful.  Island Park sits in the world’s largest caldera, 23 miles in diameter, created from a volcano that collapsed in prehistoric times.  Now covered in a dense forest of pine and wildflowers and an abundance of wildlife. 

Lost Gold Trails Loop

The Lost Gold Trails Loop ventures off the Fort Henry Historic Byway at the "Y" Junction onto County Road A 2. The loop then travels southwest along the desert lava rolling hill terrain where cattle and wild game peacefully share spring and fall months grazing.

Grand Targhee Mountain Resort

  • PO Box SKI, Alta
  • 307-353-2300
Grand Targhee Resort is a year round mountain resort tucked away in the Western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming.

Mesa Falls Scenic Byway

The Mesa Falls Scenic Byway begins where the Teton Scenic Byway reaches its northern end in Ashton, at the junction of U.S. 20 and Idaho 47. From there, the route travels through the town of Warm River toward its main attractions: the Upper and Lower Mesa Falls.

Lewis And Clark Back Country Byway

  • 200 Main St., Suite 1, Salmon
  • 208-756-2100
The Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway starts at Tendoy, 20 miles south of Salmon on Highway 28.

Fort Henry Historic Byway

See the first white settlement marked by the Fort Henry Monument, from which this byway gets its name. A new monument now replaces the old one at the original site. The old monument relocated in an adjoining field can be viewed from the original site. This route trails along BLM land, desert and mountain ranges; where herds of deer and elk, as well as Sharp Tail and Sage Grouse can be seen as you journey along the Red Road.

Teton Scenic Byway


The jagged teeth of the Teton Mountain Range are actually in Wyoming, but Idahoans prefer “the quiet side” on the western slopes, along the Teton Scenic Byway.