Old White Bird Hill Backcountry Drive

This Old Spiral Highway can be accessed near the summit of White Bird Hill from Hwy 95 or from the town of White Bird at the bottom of the hill. It was considered an engineering feat in its day as it zigzagged 2,900 feet gaining 4,429 feet in elevation in 14 miles. Prison labor helped construct the road. Paved in 1938, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was bypassed by the newer Hwy 95 and now has little traffic but makes a pleasant view-laden drive.

Location: Salmon River and White Bird

Category: Scenic Drives





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