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.
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.
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
more information concerning the entire Loop go to www.selkirkloop.org