Originally a meandering trail which followed the Clark Fork River between St. Regis and Paradise, the St. Regis - Paradise National Forest Scenic Byway lies within the Lolo National Forest. This scenic route, with the motto: The River, The People, The Land, takes motorists through varying terrain, from spacious, rolling flats to steep canyon walls where it winds through the Coeur d'Alene Mountains.
The byway has long been considered an alternate route for travelers on Interstate 90, whose destination is Flathead Lake or Glacier National Park. It also serves as a route to the National Bison Range. However, with the spectacular scenery, plentiful wildlife, and many recreational opportunities the byway is a destination unto itself.