Back Country Byway
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The loop begins 80 miles southwest of Boise. It can reached from the west through Jordan Valley, Oregon, and the east, on Idaho 78 near View, Idaho.
101 miles. From Boise, it is an all-day trip.
Mostly one an half lanes of graveled road
When to see it
The byway is usually impassable from late November through spring because of snow. All precipitation can make the treacherously slick. The best time of the year to drive this byway is in early summer.
Photographers can't resist shooting from an overlook above the North Fork gorge. The mahogany woodlands create a sweeping view, with the Owyhee Mountains as a backdrop.
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