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International Selkirk Loop

arvel at the awesome beauty around every corner of the International Selkirk Loop, a 280-mile scenic drive encircling the wild Selkirk Mountains in northeast Washington, north Idaho and southeast British Columbia. Play on the Loop's crystal clear rivers and lakes, or traverse its mountain trails to view snowcapped peaks and the largest diversity of wildlife in the lower 48 states. Explore charming communities with fascinating history, fun festivals and picturesque settings.

North Pend Oreille Scenic Byway

he North Pend Oreille Scenic Byway is called the “Forgotten Corner” for a reason. Located in the very northeast corner of Washington State, the area seems as if time stands still. See where huge glaciers buried the ancient shoreline forever beneath the rubble of the ages and shaped the land anew. Today a great emerald river “carves its way northward around the ankle bones of mile-high, majestic mountains.”

Part of the International Selkirk Loop, this byway provides visitors with the chance to experience solitude in the Selkirk Mountains. Encounter the breathtaking scenery and wander the trails and side roads for closer views. Catch a glimpse of some of the wildlife in the area. Visitors are likely to see woodland caribou, grey wolves, grizzly bears, and bald eagles. Come and discover the legacy that local pioneers have left for modern-day residents and visitors.

Begins on Hwy 31 at the junction of US 20 / US 31 at Tiger to the International Border.

23 miles. Allow 40 minutes.

When to see it
Any season is the best time to visit the “Forgotten Corner.” Lush green springs and summers contrast with brilliantly colored autumns and white, snowy winters. Take the opportunity to enjoy the variety of recreational aspects of this beautiful area.

Special Attractions
Gardner Caves at Crawford State Park, Sullivan Lake, Sweet Creek Falls, Eagles Nest View Point, Box Canyon Dam, Boundary Dam, Cutter Theater & Museum, Mill Pond Flume Historic Site, Abercrombie-Hooknose Viewpoint, Tiger Historical Museum
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