International Selkirk Loop
Rocky Mountain Scenic Drive
"One of the best vacations ever!  Gorgeous mountains, beautiful lakes, great accommodations & very good restaurants. I will recommend this trip to everyone."
-J. Demaria, Sarasota, FL

Marvel at the awesome beauty around every corner of the International Selkirk Loop, a 450 km / 280-mile scenic drive encircling the spectacular Selkirk Mountains in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and southeastern British Columbia.

Play on the scenic Loop’s crystal clear rivers and lakes, or traverse its mountain trails to view snow-capped peaks and abundant wildlife. Explore charming communities such as Sandpoint, Idaho (pop. 8,000) or Nelson, B.C. (pop. 9,500), and many other communities along the route that are filled with fascinating history and fun festivals. Traverse the relatively quiet highways via motorcycle, bike, or car, and check out unique birding locations and picturesque settings.

Explore the International Selkirk Loop, designated one of only 32 All-American Road National Scenic Byways in the U.S., and discover the wonderful surprises that await you around every corner!  "The Selkirk Loop needs to be on every travelers bucket list", says RV America Magazine.

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Nearly the entire Loop follows rivers and lakeshores, which historically were used for transportation, by native tribes, explorer David Thompson, gold seekers on the Wild Horse Trail, and early settlers. Today the scenic Loop’s lakes, rivers and trails are a vast uncrowded playground with a myriad of opportunities for year-round recreation, scenic beauty and unique cultures.

 

The Selkirk Loop is one of the Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies. Book your online lodging through this partner site.

 

 

 

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