Scenic Driving

Choose from the following to find a site: Photo of Sisters Creek gorge on the St. Joe Ranger District


There are few drives on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests that are not scenic.  However, some drives are more suitable for passenger vehicles than others.  Consider the paved roads up the St. Joe River (Forest Highway 50) and North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River (Forest Highway 9).  State Highway 57 from Priest River to Nordman, US Highways 2 and 95 north of Bonners Ferry and State Highway 200 between Sandpoint and the Montana state line.  All of these offer great views of National Forest rivers, lakes, and mountains from the comfort of your vehicle and provide access to the scenic streams, mountain lakes, ridges, and peaks of the IPNF backcountry.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities