Information

Many historians consider Lemhi Pass the most important site along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. It was here that the dream of the Northwest Passage died and the expedition began its passage through the Rocky Mountains with horses acquired from the Lemhi Shoshone. Stands of fir and pine trees and mountain meadows look much the same today. The Lewis and Clark Backcountry Byway takes travelers along a single lane road with steep grades. A memorial near the pass commemorates Sacajawea, the expedition's Shoshone interpreter.

Location

Central Idaho, N. of Challis

Directions

From Salmon, drive south on Idaho 28 to Tendoy. From there you can go on the Lewis and Clark Backcountry Byway

Nearest City

Salmon

Mailing Address

1151 Blue Mtn Rd
Challis ID, 83226

Seasons

Summer, Fall

Hours

Ranger station hours: Mon-Fri, 7:45am-4:30pm

Fees

Free

Facilities

Parking, Vault Toilets

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