More than 2,400 miles of official scenic byways throughout Idaho allow travelers to follow the Oregon Trail, trace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, search out scenic wonders, enjoy quiet beauty, and absorb state history.
“In Idaho, a drive can be an adventure, a journey to places of beauty, history and inspiration,” says producer John Crancer. “It can be a remote trek along a dusty desert pathway or a leisurely spin on pavement bordered by striking mountain vistas.”
Idaho PTV videographers capture views from the system of 31 byways that crisscross the state. Their stories are told by signage and in several cases, interpretive centers. Along the way, people who know these routes talk about the special character of individual byways.
Pend Oreille Scenic Byway committee members tour the route in a classic 1938 Chevrolet. Bicyclists near the Wyoming border find their path lies along the Teton Scenic Byway. One group travels the Sawtooth Scenic Byway in an RV.
Idaho’s Scenic Byways video special airs on March 10, at 7:00 pm MT/PT and repeats Thursday, March 14, at 7:00 pm MT/PT. The video special is a three-way partnership of the Idaho Transportation Department, Idaho Department of Commerce-Division of Tourism, and Idaho Public Television.
Take a peek at the video teaser.