North of Lowman, before arriving in Stanley, the roadway squeezes between two of Idaho's wilderness areas. On the right, the Sawtooth Wilderness Area and its 217,000 pristine acres of ponderosa pine and steelhead fishing, to the left, the Challis National Forest, entryway to the 2.3-million-acre Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area. There are more acres of road-less wilderness in this region than anywhere else in the lower 48 states.
Allow 3 hours.
Idaho State Scenic Byway
Expect to pay fees at the various attractions along the way.