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Lewiston in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Northwest Passage Scenic Byway

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
1. Northwest Passage Scenic Byway Marker
Inscription. This scenic route commemorates the Lewis and Clark expeditionís quest for a watercourse through the Rocky Mountains connecting the Missouri and Columbia rivers. The byway parallels the explorers' journey through the ancestral Nez Perce homeland in 1805 – 1806.

About the Byway
The Federal Highway Administration has designated the byway an All-American Road. This prestigious status recognizes its nationally significant cultural, natural, and scenic qualities.

Mileages
Lewiston to Kooskia – 75 miles
Kooskia to Lolo Pass – 101 miles
Grangeville to Kooskia – 26 miles

An Interesting Drive
The 202-mile Northwest Passage Scenic Byway stretches from Lewiston to Lolo Pass on US Highway 12, and from Kooskia to Grangeville on Idaho Highway 13. The route follows the Nez Perce and Lewis & Clark National Historic Trails along two wild and scenic rivers. Parks, waysides, and kiosks provide information along the way.
 
Location. 46° 26.508′ N, 116° 53.572′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker is on U.S. 12 one mile east of Nez Perce Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in a scenic pull-out overlooking
Northwest Passage Scenic Byway Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
2. Northwest Passage Scenic Byway Marker (wide view)
the Clearwater River. Marker is in this post office area: Lewiston ID 83501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nez Perce Village (here, next to this marker); Coyote's Fishnet (here, next to this marker); Spalding's Mission (approx. 3.6 miles away); The First Capital (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lewis Clark State College (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mackenzie's Post (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Early Years in Nez Perce County (approx. 6.1 miles away); Idaho's First Capitol (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
 
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
 
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Northwest Passage Scenic Byway Marker (<i>wide view showing adjacent markers</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
3. Northwest Passage Scenic Byway Marker (wide view showing adjacent markers)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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