Idaho State Highway 4

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State Highway 4

Burke Road, Burke-Canyon Creek Road
SH-4 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ITD
Length7.380 mi[1] (11.877 km)
Major junctions
West end I-90 in Wallace
East endForest Route 7623.svg FR 7623 at Burke
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Idaho State Highway System
SH-3 SH-5

State Highway 4 (SH-4) is a state highway in Shoshone County, in the U.S. state of Idaho. It runs 7.380 miles (11.877 km) from Interstate 90 (I-90) in Wallace, east to the ghost town of Burke.[1]

Route description

SH-4 begins at an intersection with I-90 in Wallace, then heads generally northeast through Burke Canyon, past historical markers for Frisco Hill and Burke, ending in Burke. The road continues eastward as National Forest Road No. 7623.[1][2]


In the 1930s, Route 4 was envisioned as a cross-state route, to directly connect Wallace to Thompson Falls, Montana over Glidden Pass, as seen on the 1937 map (later routed over Cooper Pass).[3] This plan was abandoned due to impassable roads and World War II. Paved SH-4 was truncated at Burke.

National Forest Road 7623 still connects Burke to Montana Secondary Highway 471 leading to Thompson Falls.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Shoshone County.

Wallace0.0000.000 I-90 / I-90 BL (The Harry F. Magnuson Way / Bank Street) – Coeur D'Alene, MullanI-90 exit 62; western terminus.
Burke7.38011.877Forest Route 7623.svg FR 7623 (Forest Service Road 7623)Eastern terminus; continues as FR 7623
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c d Idaho Transportation Department (November 26, 2008). "Milepost Log". Archived from the original on December 13, 2012. Retrieved 2008-12-27.
  2. ^ Idaho Transportation Department (May 26, 2005). "Idaho Highway Historical Marker Guide Index". Archived from the original on December 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-27.
  3. ^ Texaco; Rand McNally and Company (1937). Road map: Idaho, Mont., Wyo (Map). Chicago: Rand McNally.[full citation needed]

External links

Media related to Idaho State Highway 4 at Wikimedia Commons