International Selkirk Loop

Selkirk Mountains, Idaho
The Selkirk Mountains in Idaho

The International Selkirk Loop is a 280-mile route over scenic byways in Idaho, Washington and British Columbia. The Idaho section contains the whole of the Panhandle Historic Rivers Passage and the Wildhorse Trail Scenic Byway. The Washington section is on the North Pend Oreille Scenic Byway and the Pend Oreille Valley Scenic Byway. The route connects Lake Pend Oreille, Kootenay Lake and Sullivan Lake while it encircles the Selkirk Mountains.

Attractions along the route:

Hikers in the Selkirk Mountains
  • Albeni Falls Dam
  • Priest River
  • Sandpoint
  • Schweitzer Mountain Ski & Summer Resort
  • Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bonners Ferry
  • British Columbia
  • Creston Wildlife Management Area
  • Kootenay Lake Free Ferry
  • Kokanee Creek Provincial Park
  • Nelson
  • Stone Murals, Salmo
  • Washington
  • Mill Pond Flume Interpretive Site
  • Sweet Creek Falls
  • Sullivan Lake
  • Box Canyon Dam
  • North Pend Oreille Lions Club Tour Train
  • Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cusick, Lavender Festival
  • Newport
International Selkirk Loop area mapKootenai National Wildlife RefugePend Oreille Scenic BywayPanhandle Historic Rivers PassageWildhorse Trail Scenic Byway
American sections of the International Selkirk Loop
Photo of the Selkirk Mountains courtesy of David Gluns,
Area map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!
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