Location of Idaho historical marker:  U.S. 12 – Milepost 47.4

 

On their way way in 1805, Lewis and Clark descended into Clearwater Canyon on an old Indian Trail Across from here.

Clearwater River in Idaho

After more than a month's search, they finally reached a westward river where they could use canoes.  From here they continued another 16 miles with their packhorses before they found a campsite with trees suitable for making canoes.  But at this point, they had finished their difficult mountain passage to navigable Columbia water.