Salmon River Scenic Byway Trail is a 55 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.

DISTANCE
55.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,574 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

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This is a scenic drive through Challis National Forest. This is not a hiking trail. Users have reported that this route might be dangerous for bikers.

scenic driving
2 months ago

Definitely not safe for bicycles. But if you do ride, be sure to have a bright rear strobe to warn upcoming traffic. The description says "lightly trafficked". This would not be by characterization of the highway. Traffic might be on the lighter side, but it is fast moving. Very, very scenic with many campgrounds along the route. Be forewarned that in many places, the road is adjacent to the river, and there are no guardrails! You have to pay attention to the road and not on the natural beauty of the canyon/river.

Well worth the drive. I will be back, this time to take more time and see all the numerous sights along the way.

scenic driving
3 months ago

It’s a road with little to no shoulder. Not safe to bike given the speed and sharp corners.

scenic driving
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Beautiful drive along the Salmon River from Challis, ID to Stanley, ID. Cool ghost towns to see along the way.

scenic driving
Saturday, February 15, 2014

Beautiful drive along the river of no return

walking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

scenic driving
Sunday, October 05, 2014