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You can follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark or visit the battlegrounds of the Nez Pierce Indians while taking one of Eastern Idaho's incredible scenic drives. 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. For example, you can follow the Lewis can Clark trail and walk where these historic explorers walked. You can also drive along the battleground of the Nez Pierce Indians and experience these momentous areas in America's history.

There are many splendid scenic routes that capture Eastern Idaho's beauty. Mountains, rivers, lakes and plenty of wildlife to look for. Elk, deer, bald eagles and osprey are common to the area and exciting to see in their natural habitat.

Several wildlife refuges make it even easier to search for natures creatures.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.