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Salmon-Challis National Forest

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Recommended Routes in Salmon-Challis National Forest - 3

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Favorite Rolling across a high alpine meadow.
Very Difficult Very Difficult

Lost River Expedition

69.5 mi 111.9 km 11,172' Up 3405.21 m Up 11,174' Down 3405.7 m Down

Arco, ID
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Favorite We went straight.  Taking a right at this point would have been considerably less painful but would also not have included the expansive views.
Difficult Difficult

Idaho Trail Segment 8

36.5 mi 58.7 km 2,768' Up 843.67 m Up 2,794' Down 851.75 m Down

Challis, ID
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Favorite Iron Creek Point from along the trail.
Difficult Difficult

Snowbank Trail Loop

24.1 mi 38.8 km 4,744' Up 1445.86 m Up 4,733' Down 1442.58 m Down

Challis, ID
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Salmon-Challis National Forest Biking

  • 224 Miles 360 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 29 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Salmon-Challis National Forest - 35

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11.8 mi 19.0 km #1Big Timber Creek Trail #6813.1
Difficult Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult Difficult
Challis, ID
14.1 mi 22.7 km #2Peach-Cinnabar Trail
Difficult Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult Difficult
Challis, ID
18.1 mi 29.1 km #3Snowbank Trail
Difficult Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult Difficult
Challis, ID
7.4 mi 11.9 km #4CDT - Elk Mountain
Difficult Difficult
Dillon, MT
Difficult Difficult
Dillon, MT
1.5 mi 2.5 km #5Lower Cedar Creek Falls Trail #4382
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Arco, ID
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Arco, ID
7.2 mi 11.6 km #6Burnt Aspen Trail #4055
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
3.3 mi 5.3 km #7Mill Creek Trail
Difficult Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult Difficult
Challis, ID
5.8 mi 9.4 km #8Swauger Lake Trail
Difficult Difficult
Arco, ID
Difficult Difficult
Arco, ID
8.1 mi 13.1 km #9Long Lost-Wet Creek
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Arco, ID
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Arco, ID
3.9 mi 6.3 km #10East Fork Upper Pahsimeroi
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Arco, ID
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Arco, ID

Photos of Salmon-Challis National Forest - 89

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Banked sweetness earned after struggling through primitive Idaho backcountry trail.
Aug 22, 2014 near Salmon, ID
Clearing deadfall is a fact of life in the Idaho Mountains.  Bring a saw!
Aug 22, 2014 near Salmon, ID
Rolling in front of majestic Yellow Peak.
May 5, 2016 near Challis, ID
Top of the first major hike-a-bike.
Jul 27, 2016 near Arco, ID
Initial section heading up the talas slope below castle divide. Above this section the pushing turns into 3rd class climbing.
Jul 27, 2016 near Arco, ID
Rolling across a high alpine meadow.
Jul 27, 2016 near Arco, ID
Meadows, burn zones and buff singletrack!
Aug 22, 2017 near Challis, ID
Kitty litter singletrack dust.
Aug 22, 2017 near Challis, ID
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