Daytripping

A collection of stories focused on near and not-quite-as-near destinations for those with a full tank of gas and a day to kill.

The Nez Perce National Historical Park was established in 1965 and is made up of 38 sites, which tell the story of the Nimiipuu. The sites are spread across Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, but the visitor center is located at Spalding.

ANATONE — If you’re looking for a fun little adventure and gorgeous scenery, check out the Hole in the Wall at the bottom of Shumaker Grade along the Grande Ronde River.

ASOTIN — Buffalo Eddy is a popular destination along Snake River Road for visitors who want to view unique petroglyphs containing hundreds of distinct images that possibly date back as far as 4,500 years ago.

Most of the backwoods gems in Clearwater County require a significant amount of time and effort to visit. But there are a few destinations that are relatively easy to reach.

North central Idaho is blessed with some of the most beautiful flowing water in the world and this trip will give you a taste of the region’s wild heart — all from the comfort of roads.

At the site of what was once one of the largest state-of-the-art lumber mills in northern Idaho sits a placid state park tucked around the former mill pond.