This is probably the most scenic trail in Idaho

The trip from the Swan Valley to Victor may be the most exciting Idaho has. Only in your state has a story about scenic driving. I came across this post last weekend. The writer suggests that when you get to Victor, you’ll continue on your way to Wyoming. It will be a wonderful overnight trip.

Amazing short drive

Swan Valley to Victor takes less than half an hour if you don’t face any obstacles. It’s only a little over 21 miles between the two communities. Victor is a little older. Both places have great ice cream stands. In Swan Valley you can get a square cone and then go to Angus CafĂ© for a burger. Or if you can put off lunch, then at Victor you can stop by the Emporium for a cone.

Swan Valley is a bit more rustic and offers a quiet life. If you love fishing, it is a great place to consider for a second home or a place to retire. I stopped at the tank and spoke to the fishermen. Friendly people but then life became stress free.

You can satisfy your taste

Victor isn’t exactly a city, but it does have a busy downtown, and like neighboring Drigs, both communities have great restaurants and a vibrant arts and entertainment culture. These have become Jackson’s bedroom communities. Or, people who couldn’t buy a home in Jackson bought a place this side of the Grand Tetons.

I’ve been planning this trip for several weeks but the weather on the weekend was not helpful. Oh, and the fuel cost makes me think twice about long trips away from home. Even if I didn’t cross into Wyoming, Swan Valley would probably require Victor to stay overnight.

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