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Salmon River Scenic Route Road Trip

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This 161-mile Idaho byway (US 93/SR 75) is known as the Salmon River Scenic Route due to the omnipresent river. Accompanying the road nearly curve by curve, the river is a fun guide through the canyons and rugged cliffs. From the Montana border, the route passes through farmland nestled between ridges as it the ascends the river valley.
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This two-lane road meanders through parts of Salmon-Challis National Forest, with the Salmon River as a nearly constant companion. This is Lewis and Clark territory. Along the drive you’ll be treated to scenic flatlands as well as distant mountain slopes. The rugged foothills of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area mark the southern extent of the byway.