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Chief Joseph Scenic Highway Road Trip

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45.9 miles: 1 hours, 3 minutes
The scenic drive, named after Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, follows a section of the tribe’s 1,100-mile 1877 retreat from the U.S. Cavalry. Along the way, drivers can pull off to read historic markers or take pictures of tree-lined peaks and high mountain pastures. In addition to the incredible views, the area is home to wildlife such as bear, elk, mule deer and the elusive mountain goat.
45.9 miles: 1 hours, 3 minutes
This stunning byway along SR 296 inside Shoshone National Forest features a vision of granite, snow-capped mountains and valleys. Travel from on high over a narrow gorge and then descend by a riverbank. Make sure your vehicle is weather ready, especially in winter when the road’s not maintained; however, snow may fall even during the summer.