Idaho State Highway 200

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State Highway 200

Pend Oreille National Scenic Byway
SH-200; mainline in red, business route in blue
Route information
Maintained by ITD
Length33 mi[2] (53 km)
Existedc. 1968[1]–present
Pend Oreille Scenic Byway
Major junctions
West end US 2 / US 95 in Ponderay
East end MT 200 near Clark Fork
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Idaho State Highway System
SH-167 SH-1

State Highway 200 (SH-200) is an east–west state highway in northern Idaho, United States. It travels along the north side of Lake Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork River between the Sandpoint area and the Montana border, where it continues as Montana Highway 200. The highway is also a national scenic byway that is named the Pend Oreille Scenic Byway.[3] This state highway is part of a continuous chain of similarly numbered state highways that stretch from Minnesota to Idaho.

Route description

Idaho SH-200 starts at a junction with U.S. Highway 95 in Ponderay, a small community north of Sandpoint. The highway heads eastward along the north shores of lake Pend Oreille at the very feet of the Cabinet Mountains with several turnouts and scenic overlooks. After the town of Clark Fork it then enters the Clark Fork River Valley following the Clark Fork River and ends at the Montana border just before Heron, MT where it becomes Montana Highway 200.

The road passes through the towns of Ponderay, Kootenai, Hope, East Hope, and Clark Fork.

ID-200 is the westernmost portion of a chain of Highway 200s which extends east through Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota. At only 33 miles (53 km) in length, Idaho's Highway 200 is the shortest in the chain while Montana's Highway 200 is the longest. There is another highway called SR 20 in Washington that would complete the chain of Hwy 200s, but ID-200 is no longer directly connected to WA-20.


SH-200 was originally part of the National Parks Highway, a national auto trail created in the early 20th century to connect various national parks.[4] In the 1930s, it was designated as State Highway 3, corresponding with the Montana highway's number.[5] From 1941 to 1967, the route was signed as part of U.S. Route 10A.[6] After that highway's decommissioning, Idaho State Highway 200 was created in 1968 to replace it as part of a multi-state effort to renumber highways on the SpokaneDuluth corridor to the same number.[7] By 2007, the portion of Highway 200 west of the US 2/95 intersection had been terminated. Mileposts still display its pre-2007 length.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Bonner County.

Ponderay29.74047.862 US 2 / US 95 – Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry
SH-200 Bus.
East Hope46.16074.287
SH-200 Bus.
63.118101.579 MT 200Continuation into Montana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Business route

Business plate.svg

State Highway 200 Business

LocationHope, Idaho
Length1.58 mi (2.54 km)

State Highway 200 Business (SH-200 BUS) is a business route of Highway 200 that runs through Hope, Idaho. It follows the former route of US 10A.


  1. ^ Geological Survey (U.S.); Gerlach, Arch C. (1970). The national atlas of the United States of America (Map). United States: Geological Survey (U.S.). p. 35. Retrieved October 29, 2020.{{cite map}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b Idaho Transportation Department (January 29, 2008). "Milepost Log". Archived from the original on December 13, 2012. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  3. ^ "Pend Oreille Scenic Byway - Map | America's Byways".
  4. ^ Rand McNally Official 1926 Auto Road Map, Idaho (Map). Rand McNally. 1926. Retrieved November 25, 2021 – via Idaho State Archives.
  5. ^ Bureau of Highways Map of the State of Idaho Showing State Highways and Connecting Roads, 1936 (Map). Idaho Bureau of Highways. 1936. Retrieved November 25, 2021 – via Idaho State Archives.
  6. ^ Idaho Department of Highways; Rand McNally & Co. (1967). Official Highway Map of Idaho (Map). c. 1:1,425,600. Boise: Idaho Department of Highways. Retrieved October 28, 2020 – via Flickr.
  7. ^ "Montana Highway To Get New Number". The Billings Gazette. Associated Press. October 19, 1967. p. 21. Retrieved November 26, 2021 – via

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