The Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway

Don’t Come To Idaho Without Binoculars

33 miles of paved road between Banks and Lowman constitute the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. Although we didn’t see any elk during our trip, they’re a common sight during the winter. Along the road, there’s even a turn-out with binoculars pointed at a large plain called Gallagher Flat, where they especially like to congregate.

The road hugs the South Fork of the Payette River, passing waterfalls of varying sizes and breathtaking canyon scenery. Sheer walls of rock infused with pitch-black streaks lava tower overhead, while far below the river winds its way through the valley. There are frequent turn-outs at spots of special historic importance, as well as at places with particularly beautiful views. And we took advantage of every one.

Check out the route on Google Maps

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Kathi Herter

    I have 91 Days in Idaho on my Kindle and I am loving it. I have a daughter in Idaho. So, each section I go to the website to look at the pictures. I decided to create a Pinterest board of the different places to visit when we go to Idaho. I’m showing my friend and she hopes you will do a 91 Days in San Diego so I can do a Pinterest board for our friends here. Any chance?

    1. Juergen

      Hello Kathi,

      Thank you for the comment and compliment. San Diego is def. on our list where we want to spend 91 days. What is the link to your Pinterest board, I would love to see it.

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