Pend Oreille Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayIdaho

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  • Springtime Glimpses of Green Monarchs

    Glimpses of open water, islands, and the distant cliffy faces of the Green Monarchs are seen to the south near Hope.

  • Winter's Fire above the Lake

    Winter sunsets often explode in color. This view is seen from the Pend Oreille Geologic Site (POI), immediately adjacent to the Pend Oreille Scenic Byway, and shows the open expanse of the lake, rimmed by its many mountains.

  • Patchwork Colors

    The varietal forests along the Clark Fork River are an eye's delight in all seasons, but especially in fall and spring.

  • Patroller Overlooking Lake Pend Oreille

    A Ski Patrol member pauses to take in the view of Lake Pend Oreille and Sandpoint, Idaho, from a steep mountainside at Schweitzer Ski Resort.

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  • Boat Moorage along the Hope Shoreline

    Several marinas in Hope or Sandpoint offer seasonal, monthly, or weekly moorage packages for boaters wishing to pursue the large rainbow and mackinaw trout or explore the recreational attributes of Lake Pend Oreille.

  • Green Monarchs with Winter's Farewell

    The Clark Fork Driftyards sit in an elbow of the lake offering miles of scenery. This southwesterly view offers the impressive Green Monarchs with a late winter's snow.

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