Getting Here

Pierce Map
Pierce Map

Be Advised… DO NOT RELY ON YOUR GPS for directions or shortcuts to our Academy. Use the main highways, as detailed below, as your GPS will likely take you on back logging roads not meant for vehicular traffic, or seasonal-only roads. In addition, there are many switchbacks up and down grades in North Central Idaho. As such the average speed limit is 35 mph, so 30 miles does not necessarily translate to 30 minutes in our neck of the woods.

Driving Directions to Pierce from Lewiston, Idaho:

  1. From Lewiston, head northeast on US-12 E/US-95
  2. Merge onto US-12 E via the ramp to Missoula/Orofino (41.3 mi)
  3. Go past Orofino to Greer. Turn left, crossing bridge, onto ID-11 N at Greer. Turns into Main St in Pierce  (29.5 mi)
  4. Slight right onto Canal St when at the end of Main St in Pierce, near gas station (0.6 mi)
  5. Canal St turns into Timberline Dr (0.2 mi)
  6. Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy at 117 Timberline Dr will be on the left.

Driving Directions to Pierce from Southeast Idaho:

  1. Take I-15 North to I-90 W (junction is west of Butte, MT)
  2. Follow I-90 W to Coeur D’Alene, ID (approx. 280 mi)
    • US-12 W through Lolo Pass is an alternate route, and about 2.5 hours shorter, but be advised it is regularly closed during the winter due to avalanches and summer due to fires.
  3. In Coeur D’Alene, take US-95 S toward Lewiston, ID (approx. 112 mi)
  4. Outside Lewiston, at the bottom of the grade, merge onto US-12 E/US-95 (following signs toward Boise/Missoula)
  5. Merge onto US-12 E via the ramp to Missoula/Orofino (41.3 mi)
  6. Go past Orofino to Greer. Turn left, crossing bridge, onto ID-11 N at Greer. Turns into Main St in Pierce  (29.5 mi)
  7. Slight right onto Canal St when at the end of Main St in Pierce, near gas station (0.6 mi)
  8. Canal St turns into Timberline Dr (0.2 mi)
  9. Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy at 117 Timberline Dr will be on the left.

Driving Directions to Pierce from Southwest Idaho:

  1. Take I-84 N to US-95 N
  2. Continue on US-95 N toward Lewiston, ID (approx. 237 mi)
  3. Before reaching Lewiston, merge onto US-12 E via the ramp to Missoula/Orofino (41.3 mi)
  4. Go past Orofino to Greer. Turn left, crossing bridge, onto ID-11 N at Greer. Turns into Main St in Pierce  (29.5 mi)
  5. Slight right onto Canal St when at the end of Main St in Pierce, near gas station (0.6 mi)
  6. Canal St turns into Timberline Dr (0.2 mi)
  7. Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy at 117 Timberline Dr will be on the left.

Visitor Information for Airports and Lodging:

Airport

Lodging