Places To See the Fall Leaves in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

Places To See the Fall Leaves in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
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Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors with your friends and loved ones and savor the natural beauty before it gets too cool. Coeur d’Alene is known for its natural surrounding beauty and breathtaking mountain views, offering you endless stretches of tree-covered valley and a vibrant autumn leaf display.

In this blog post, we’re taking you on a tour of some favorite local spots to “leaf-peep” and showing you exactly where you can go to soak in the sights with your favorite pastry and a cup of cider in hand. After all–there’s no better way to welcome your renter than by recommending some favorite seasonal spots!

Read on to learn more about the best places to see the fall leaves in Coeur d’Alene.

1. St. Joe River Scenic Byway

There are near-endless opportunities to see fall foliage between Northern and Central Idaho–but one of our favorite spots is the St. Joe River Scenic Byway. It spans over 80 miles, offering you plenty of opportunities to pull off and savor the sites. Before the snow, you can plan to visit the Idaho-Montana border for some especially scenic views.

One of the best ways to take in the sights is to bring your favorite drink and breakfast picnic and hike to the Falls Creek Falls to see the sun rise over the gorgeous golden trees.

Be sure to watch for the weather shifts before taking a drive on this trail, though–if you’re by the state borders, you may run into a snowmobile pass during blizzards or higher snow levels.

2. Selkirk Loop

Selkirk Loop is a truly unique driving experience, which can take you west into Washington or north into Southern Canada. It holds a place on the list of Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies, and with good reason–the views you’ll see here are incomparable to other spots.

The route is over 280 miles long and has plenty of pullout opportunities for day-hikes and picnicking. You can also bring your own camper or camping gear and explore the rural mountain trails. Just be sure to bring your stay-warm gear and a disposable camera for pictures of the autumn colors!

3. University of Idaho

The University of Idaho and the surrounding college town offer some of the best possible color changes you’ll catch in the crisp fall season. The U of I is located in Moscow, Idaho, and also offers endless opportunities to savor the arts. The bustling college town has a robust art scene and some delicious eateries, making it the perfect place to spend a cool autumn weekend.

(Looking for a top-notch cider provider? Check out the Moscow Food Co+Op for some of the freshest and crisp cider in Northern Idaho.)

4. Salmon River Scenic Byway

We know that this beautiful spot is located in central Idaho…but if you’re up for a drive, you’ll be able to enjoy one of the most vibrant displays of fall foliage that you’ll see. The Salmon River Scenic Byway spans 161 miles, trailing the base of the majestic Sawtooth mountains. You’ll be able to go through Challis, bordering southern Montana, and drop back down to Stanley on your way back.

You’ll be able to tour several historic spots, including the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, Redfish Lake, and the Nez Pierce National Historic Trail.

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