Payette River Scenic Byway

Payette River Scenic Byway (HM24GT)

Location: Cascade, ID 83611 Valley County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 31.131', W 116° 2.668'

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Historic Meadows Valley

The town of New Meadows is located in a small valley that is filled with memories when logging and ranching was a way of life in the mountains of Central Idaho.

Payette Lake

This glacial lake was created when the Payette River passed through the remains of a volcanic crater.
Its shores were first inhabited by Native Americans.
Later, miners, loggers, and eventually merchants found their way to this mountain.

Idaho Historical Museum

A four-acre site listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its unique log structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. The museum features local history exhibits and has on display the 32-ton Corliss Steam Engine.

Hembrey Creek Wetlands

View diverse types of migratory birds, raptors, and waterfowl in their natural nesting habitat.

Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its engineering design.
Built in 1933, the open-spandrel concrete bridge arches span 410 feet across the North Fork of the Payette.


Located along this road is the turn-of-the-century town site of Roseberry featuring the Long Valley Museum, and the Finnish Church and Cemetery.



This historic community dates back to 1887 when a network of roads connected central Idaho communities.
The Ferry played an important role in transporting livestock north to summer pastures in Round and Long Valleys.

Payette River

Northbound travelers catch the first glimpse of the Payette River at the north end of Horseshoe Bend.
For the next 25 miles the highway curves along the river providing views of white water along the Main and North Fork Payette Rivers.
HM NumberHM24GT
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Date Added Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 575938 N 4929946
Decimal Degrees44.51885000, -116.04446667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 31.131', W 116° 2.668'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 31' 7.86" N, 116° 2' 40.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 340-500 ID-55, Cascade ID 83611, US
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