Idaho State Highway 6
|Maintained by ITD|
|Length||40.645 mi (65.412 km)|
|South end||SR 272 at Washington state line near Potlatch|
|North end||SH 3 near Santa|
Idaho State Highway 6 (SH-6) is a state highway in northern Idaho running from the Washington state line near Potlatch to Santa. It is 40.645 miles (65.41 km) in length and generally runs southwest to northeast
SH-6 begins at the Washington state line in Latah County as a continuation of Washington State Route 272, then heads east to an intersection with U.S. 95, with which it briefly overlaps before diverging and continuing east into Potlatch. It continues east to an intersection with SH-9 near Harvard.
SH-6 continues northeast and north across the Palouse River into Benewah County, generally north through White Pine Drive; and area of old-growth white pine trees in the Hoodoo Mountains in the St. Joe National Forest. It terminates at a junction with SH-3, west of Santa.
Between Harvard and Emida, the route crests at an elevation of about 3,600 feet (1,095 m) above sea level. This is a park 'n' ski lot (Palouse Divide) for cross-country skiing, and the turnoff to North–South Ski Bowl, a defunct alpine area which is now a private conference and retreat lodge.
|Latah||||0.000||0.000||SR 272 west – Palouse||Continuation into Washington|
|||4.420||7.113||US 95 south – Lewiston||South end of US-95 overlap|
|||5.590||8.996||US 95 north – Plummer, Coeur d'Alene||North end of US-95 overlap|
|||15.448||24.861||SH 9 south – Deary|
|Benewah||||40.645||65.412||SH 3 – St. Maries, Coeur d'Alene, Clarkia|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Idaho Transportation Department (November 26, 2008). "Milepost Log (Idaho SH6)". Retrieved 2008-12-27.
- Idaho Transportation Department (November 26, 2008). "Milepost Log (US95)". Retrieved 2008-12-27.
- "Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Area". U.S. Forest Service: Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
- Barker, Eric (January 17, 2002). "Crossing the divide". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 1C.
- "History". Palouse Divide Lodge. Retrieved October 8, 2018.