Main Oregon Trail Back Country Byway

Details

  • DesignationState Byway, Bureau of Land Management Byway
  • LocationID
  • Length102 miles
Dedicated Byway Visitor Information
Idaho Chapter of California-Oregon Trails Association
Statewide Byway Partners
Idaho Transportation Department
Visit Idaho
Main Oregon Trail Back Country Byway

Overview

Travel the route early pioneers took through the Idaho desert. Visit the Three Island Crossing State Park and Visitors Center to see Conestoga wagon replicas and learn of the many challenges that these early emigrants faced and how the Native Americans mastered the rugged Idaho terrain. Make time to visit the other Oregon Trail historic sites along the byway. This route begins at Glens Ferry to 75 miles south of Boise, running parallel to Highway 84 and through the towns of Mountain Home and Mayfield. One-third of the byway is paved, and the other two-thirds is gravel.

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