Fort Henry Historic Byway

See the first white settlement marked by the Fort Henry Monument, from which this byway gets its name. A new monument now replaces the old one at the original site. The old monument relocated in an adjoining field can be viewed from the original site. This route trails along BLM land, desert and mountain ranges where herds of deer and elk, as well as Sharp Tail and Sage Grouse can be seen as you journey along the Red Road.

This byway crosses camas Creek, connects to County Road A-2 in Clark County at the “Y.” Sand Hill Cranes are early spring visitors in the Camas Meadows. Luscious mountain streams are enticing for fisherman, hikers, bikers and campers. Beautiful fields of wildflowers include seasonal Camas which can be seen throughout the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and flat lands.

The heritage of Clark and Fremont Counties is very unique and full of early history of mountain men, Indians, including Camas Meadows Battle Grounds, Nez Perce Trails, miners, stagecoach liners and early day ranching.

This scenic byway begins at North Rexburg US 20 Exit, onto Salem Highway, to St. Anthony Sand Dunes on Red Road and on to A-2 Road Junction. Continue on A-2 north, then east to Island Park and US 20. This is a two-lane road with no mountain passes. North Rexburg exit to A-2 in Clark County to Kilgore Store exit is paved. The only gravel road includes eleven miles from Kilgore to the Fremont County line, and is then paved to US 20. The byway can be seen from mid-April to mid-November. In winter, roads become snowmobile trails. Travelers should allow at least 2 hours for this 81-mile trip.

Reprinted from Idaho Department of Transportation Brochure

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