Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Art and Art Galleries

Groove Studio. 7169 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805. Phone: 208-267-8020.

Farmers Market

Bonners Ferry Farmer's Market. Downtown Bonners Ferry. Phone: 208-267-2780.

Ghost Town

Boulder City Ghost Town. 18 miles east of Bonners Ferry on Forest Road #314.

Museums and Exhibits

Boundary County Museum. 7229 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805. Phone: 208-267-7720. E-mail

National Forest

Idaho Panhandle National Forest - Bonners Ferry Ranger District. 6286 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, ID 83815. Phone: 208-267-5561; Fax: 208-267-6754.

Bordered by the Purcell and Cabinet Ranges and the Montana Line on the east, the rugged Selkirk Range on the west, and the Canadian border to the north. The Kootenai River meanders north and west through the District, and the Moyie River joins it from the north.

Scenic Byways

International Selkirk Loop
A 280-mile scenic drive encircling the spectacular Selkirk Mountains in northeast Washington, northern Idaho and southeast British Columbia.

Wild Horse Trail Scenic Byway
Part of the International Selkirk Loop. Kootenai Tribe's historic path to fishing grounds at Lake Pend Oreille. In 1808 the first white explorer David Thompson also utilized this trail. The "Wild Horse Trail" became more than a path in 1863 when gold was discovered in "Wild Horse Creek," 120 miles to the north of Bonners Ferry in British Columbia. There was a large movement of men and pack animals along the "Wild Horse Trail" until the gold rush ceased circa 1880. Upon arrival of the Northern Pacific railroad to this region, David Thompson's old route became a main freight line for the railroad. Length: 48.2 miles; Allow 1.5 hours.

Scenic Sites

Moyie River Overlook and Bridge. mile east of Moyie Springs on Highway 2.

Moyie Falls stand as an unbreakable barricade of white thunder and spraying mist. The Moyie Bridge hovers between the canyon walls, suspended 450 feet over the whitewater.

Wildlife Refuge

Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge. 287 Westside Road, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805. Phone: 208-267-3888.

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