(Map of the Selkirk Loop Drive from visitnorthidaho.com)
We started out talking about Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille, which led to Farragut State Park and then the Wild Horse Scenic Byway, which now leads us to the International Selkirk Loop. If the Wild Horse Scenic Byway isn’t enough beautiful drive for you, consider checking out the International Selkirk Loop. The Scenic Byway is only a small portion of the overall Selkirk drive.
Check out the details on the Selkirk Loop Drive:
This drive is considered one of the Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies and is one of only 32 All-American Road National Scenic Byways in the United States. It is 280 miles through the Selkirk Mountains. You’ll drive across the Canadian border—this is the only byway that crosses internationally—and see historical rivers and lakeshores along the way. These waterways were used for transportation by native tribes, explorer David Thompson, gold seekers on the Wild Horse Trail, and early settlers.
There are opportunities for recreation, scenic views and unique cultures to be found in charming and authentic small towns. The main Loop also includes a ferry ride across Kootenay Lake, which is the longest free ferry ride on the continent.
To dig into the opportunities along the way and plan a trip, hop on over to selkirkloop.org and see what you can find.