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.

Length55.0 miElevation gain1,574 ftRoute typePoint 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.

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Fiji Dave
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Scenic driving

Fantastic drive along the Salmon River and through the mountains. Low traffic, plenty of areas to park, camp and view the scenery. Pulled a 32' RV with no issues. Easy gas/diesel in Challis.

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Steven L Adams
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Scenic driving

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 my 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.

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J B
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Scenic driving

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

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Corbin Stokes
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Scenic driving

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

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Breck Tuttle
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Scenic driving
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Beautiful drive along the river of no return

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Matt R
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Scenic driving
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N. An.
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Walking
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Bob Wharton
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Scenic driving