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Scenic Road Trips

Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

Take historic HWY 30 through the communities of Bliss, Hagerman & Buhl. This winding road will leads you down the Snake River, by hot springs, fossil bed and thousands of waterfalls.

A slight detour will take you by Balanced Rock. A 48′ tall bolder precariously balances on a 3′ base. It defies gravity and nature!

1 Hour
50 Miles one way
4 Towns


City of Rocks Scenic Byway

Pioneers traveled the Emigrant Trail discovered a ‘Silent City’ with granite spires and hoodoos. It was a striking sight coming out of the Southern Idaho high desert. Now visitors can travel along the City of Rock Scenic Byway and see the historic towns of Almo, Albion, and Oakley. Each is steeped with history and natural beauty.

Check out Register Rock for actual signatures from pioneers as they traveled across the US.

2.5 hours
90 Miles Round Trip
3 Towns


Sawtooth Scenic Byway

The Sawtooth Mountain Range is one of the most beautiful in the state. The scenic drive starts just outside of Train Town USA Shoshone, Idaho. Shoshone was a hub of transportation and many celebrities and presidents stayed at the Historic McFall Hotel.

Today, visitors can explore lava tubes that start travelers on their journey. The Shoshone Ice Cave is even filled with ice and responsible for the first cold beer in Idaho.

3 Hours
116 miles one way
6 Towns