Pioneer Historic Byway

National Scenic BywayIdaho
Length 127.0 mi / 204.4 km
Time to Allow 2.5 hours to drive or 4.5 hours to enjoy the byway


Begin at Franklin, Idaho's first city, and then travel up the Bear River to northern Mormon settlements, military campaigns, and the first Yellowstone route. Relive the byway's pioneer saga and walk Oregon Trail ruts in emigrant footsteps. See major geologic and natural sites, massacre sites and Chesterfield, a Mormon "ghost town."