Sawtooth Scenic Byway


5 Top Stops on the Sawtooth Scenic Byway

When you travel to Idaho, both visitors and locals alike love the natural beauty of our area. In fact, one of the best ways to enjoy views of our region is by hopping in your car and just taking a drive. Peaceful meadows, towering mountains, and views of rolling rivers enhance the drive down the Sawtooth Scenic Byway. Stretching 115.7 miles from Shoshone to Stanley, this two-lane road gives you the driver’s seat to piloting your adventure through the Sawtooth National Forest. This section of Idaho 75-N will make a wonderful addition to your vacation to Redfish Lake Lodge, Riverside Inn, or Triangle C Cabins!

Discover activities to enjoy, things to do, and the wonder of the Sawtooth Scenic Byway when you request unlimited access to our free Travel Guide. With directions and ratings, you’ll know the best places to stop in the region!

Sawtooth Scenic Byway: What You’ll See

Before you hit the road, consult the Sawtooth Scenic Byway map and get directions from our free Vacation Guide (link above). We also recommend packing a bag of refreshments, which you can buy from the General Store, before your departure. We hope you enjoy this winding road as much as we do!

Black Magic Canyon

This unusual canyon was carved over the years by the rushing Big Wood River in Shoshone. The remnants of this natural event are surreal, lava-rock sculptures. These create a magical, supernatural appearance for the eye and are a feature in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Bring your camera and capture the beauty of this place on your drive down the Sawtooth Scenic Byway.

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