THE OREGON TRAIL
map
Follow
THE OREGON TRAIL
through:

IDAHO

US-20’s route across southern Idaho cuts through one of the most magnificently empty American spaces, an arid, volcanic region cut by life-giving rivers and isolating mountain ranges, with strange geological outcrops that encourage travelers to stop and explore the inhospitable terrain. Irrigation has altered the look of the land considerably, so much so that vineyards and lush fields now thrive in the otherwise barren, gray-green sagebrush plains, but little else has changed since this region provided the greatest challenge to pioneers crossing the country along the Oregon Trail. The provision of visitor services may have improved considerably in the intervening 150 years, but southern Idaho is still a wild and demanding land. Like much of the West, it’s also addictively satisfying.

The Oregon Trail: Parma to West Yellowstone, Montana map

The Oregon Trail Route Detail: Parma to West Yellowstone, Montana

back to top