International Selkirk Loop - Idaho

Department Of Transportation.

Receding glaciers carved this landscape. Encounter many opportunities to view wildlife at the area’s reserves and wildlife refuges. In 1809, explorer Dave Thompson searched for a river course to the Pacific, while in 1864 thousands of prospectors traveled to British Columbia’s gold fields on what became known as Wild Horse Trail.


Directions

Getting to the Byway:

###Coeur D'Alene to International Selkirk Loop - ID### * Take US-95 north to Sandpoint where you enter the byway. ###Spokane, WA to International Selkirk Loop - ID### * Take US-2 north to Newport, WA. * Continue on US-2 to the Idaho section of the byway.

Navigating the Byway:
####Idaho's Wild Horse Trail State Scenic Byway Segment#### * Incorporating the Wild Horse Trail State Scenic Byway, the International Selkirk Loop continues north through downtown Sandpoint on US Highway 95. * From the junction of US 2 with US 95 in Sandpoint, Loop travelers follow signs for US 95 north through a couple of one-way streets and continue on US 95 to the City of Ponderay. * In Ponderay, the byway turns north at the junction of US 95 with Idaho State Highway 200. * The International Selkirk Loop continues north on US 95 from Ponderay to the City of Bonners Ferry. * From here the Loop continues north on US 95 to its junction with SH 1 in the city of Copeland. * Loop travelers turn left onto SH 1 and follow it to the U.S./Canada border crossing at Porthill, Idaho, the northern terminus of the U.S. section of the International Selkirk Loop. ####Idaho's Panhandle Historic Rivers Passage State Scenic Byway Segment#### * Oldtown, Idaho adjoins Newport, Washington on the east and is the westerly entry to the Idaho segment of the International Selkirk Loop. * From here the Loop follows US 2, the Panhandle Historic Rivers Passage State Scenic Byway, along the course of the Pend Oreille River. * Continuing easterly on US 2 the International Selkirk Loop leads through the communities of Laclede and Dover to the junction of US 2 with US 95 in Sandpoint.

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