Payette River Scenic Byway is a 110.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Boise, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length110.9 miElevation gain6,870 ftRoute typePoint to point
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Daniel Mitchell
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Scenic driving

This is a pleasant drive through the rolling hills of southern Idaho.

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Breck Tuttle
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Scenic driving

Traveled this shuttling cars on a river trip years ago. Beautiful drive

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Seth Humeston
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I have driven this hwy countless times and no matter the season, the views are breathtaking. Some of my favorite in idaho. take your time and watch the road.

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Steve Oswald
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If you're heading north towards northern Idaho from the Boise area, definitely take this route (Hwy 55) rather than Hwy 95. Even though 95 may get you there quicker (negligible), this drive is well worth the extra couple minutes. The drive along the Payette gives you a glimpse of world class white water, beautiful forests, and opens up into a beautiful mountain valley.

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Lily Gonzalez Abamonga
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Melanie Johnson Morrow
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Brooks Hill
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