Payette River Scenic Byway


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Payette River Scenic Byway

Address:c/o Donnelly Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 83
Donnelly, ID 83615

Phone:208-325-3545
Web: www.byways.org/browse/byways/2037/ Description:Passing through Boise and Payette National forests, this scenic route offers travelers views of mountain forests, Payette Lake, Cascade Reservoir, and Payette River, where visitors can enjoy whitewater rafting and other recreational activities. Points of interest include the resort towns of Cascade, McCall, and New Meadows, the Thunder Mountain Historic Train Ride and Horseshoe Bend, and Rainbow Bridge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Legth: 112 miles. Start/Endpoint: Route begins at the junction of US 95 and New Meadows and parallels the Payette River along SR 55 south to a junction with SR 44 in Eagle. Time to Allow: 2.5 hours. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2002).

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