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Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway, Libby

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Scenic Drive · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway is a 67-mile (108 km) scenic highway in Lincoln County, Montana, USA, following the Kootenai River and the eastern shore of Lake Koocanusa on Highway 37. The road starts in Libby and proceeds north to Eureka. Lake Koocanusa is formed behind Libby Dam and has a visitors center nearby. The Kootenai River and Lake Koocanusa cut a narrow fjord-like gorge between the Purcell Mountains and the Salish Mountains. The byway is a popular route for visitors visiting the Kootenai National Forest. Snow removal crews work to keep the route open during the winter season. Lodging and services are available in Libby and Eureka.

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  • Hubby & I drove this scenic byway in both directions on the east side in early March and couldn't get over the beauty! We had no traffic to speak of this time of year! There are many areas along the.....  more »
  • better than anything in Colorado, this drive is very safe and you will see deer and mountain goats. The trees are wonderful and there are pull offs so that you can stop and safely take pictures.  more »
  • First time driving this highway - it is spectacular.
  • Great motorcycle road 😎
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