The Snake River Scenic Byway is a path of places, people, and beautiful landscape that holds a rich historical tradition of what makes Idaho so wonderful. People passing by can find various vineyards and wineries all along the road, all year around. The byway is approximately 53 miles and can take up to 1 1/2 hours to fully travel. There is no rush though, the more time you allow to experience this place the more picturesque the view is. The location of the Snake River Scenic Byway takes you through Canyon County and winds its way through all some of the biggest wineries in the Sunnyslope Wine Trail here in Idaho.
Roadway: Idaho 45 is a two-lane road that’s maintained year-round. All other roadways are local, two-lane roads. Ice patches may occur during winter months. Note: canyon overlooks may not be passable in winter.
When to Visit: Throughout the year. Visit a variety of vineyards and wine-tasting venues along the route. Orchards are best in spring or fall, just before harvest.
Attractions: Wineries, vineyards, orchards, Fort Boise, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Map Rock Petroglyph and scenic vistas.
Varies on location but the by way is open year round