Panhandle Loop Tour Travel Map
The Panhandle Loop Tour Travel Map is the 2007 map by TerraPen Geographics of Sandpoint, Idaho. The Panhandle Loop Tour will take you through three states (Idaho, Washington and Montana), two time zones, and some of the most beautiful and varied terrain in the region. Much of it is the traditional lands of the Kalispel Tribe and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, with additional use by the Kootenai, Flathead and Spokane tribes. Your drive will take you along routes traveled by fur traders, missionaries and miners, past lakes once dotted with steamboats, through towns tied to railroads, mines and lumber mills, and across productive agricultural lands. The full loop tour is approximately 275 miles, but it can be shortened by omitting side trips and altering the routes.
Stoneridge Resort developed this loop tour in 2006-2007 in conjunction with its new miniature golf course. The unique 19-hole course follows the actual tour and features miniature replicas of historical buildings, a waterfall and stream, and interpretive signs.
The map includes history, culture, recreation, bike routes, Lake Pend Oreille, Coeur d'Alene Lake, Coeur d'Alene Mountains, Clark Fork River Valley, Silver Valley and the Rathdrum Aquifer.