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Salmon-Challis National Forest

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522 mi 840 km of trail 12 Rides

Easy Trails 4 Trails Intermediate Trails 27 Trails Hard Trails 72 Trails

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Rides in Salmon-Challis National Forest - 12

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Favorite Clearing deadfall is a fact of life in the Idaho Mountains.  Bring a saw!
Very Difficult

Divide to Twin Creek

17.5 mi 28.1 km • Point to Point • 2,309 ft Ascent 703.88 m Ascent

(2) Salmon, ID
Favorite Through the Beargrass, the Divide Trail leaves the ridge and drops towards Hughes Creek.
Difficult

Butcherknife - Ax Park

15.6 mi 25.1 km • Point to Point • 2,064 ft Ascent 629.07 m Ascent

(1) Salmon, ID
Favorite Riders descend through wildflowers on the upper end of Three Mile Ridge.
Difficult

Continental Divide to Three Mile Ridge #124

18.1 mi 29.2 km • Point to Point • 2,194 ft Ascent 668.84 m Ascent

(3) Salmon, ID
Favorite I really am starting to think that Idaho has the most buff trails.
Difficult

Potato Mountain Ride

13.7 mi 22.1 km • Loop • 1,165 ft Ascent 354.97 m Ascent

(11) Challis, ID
Favorite Rolling across a high alpine meadow.
Very Difficult

Lost River Expedition

69.5 mi 111.9 km • Loop • 11,172 ft Ascent 3405.21 m Ascent

(2) Arco, ID
Favorite Stanley out on Wyoming-Fir Creek Trail.
Difficult

Idaho Trail Segment 9

64.9 mi 104.4 km • Point to Point • 5,683 ft Ascent 1732.18 m Ascent

(1) Challis, ID
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

Idaho Trail Segment 8

36.5 mi 58.7 km • Point to Point • 2,768 ft Ascent 843.67 m Ascent

(1) Challis, ID
Favorite Meadowsurfing Twelvemile Meadows.
Difficult

Twelvemile to Lime Creek

12.9 mi 20.7 km • Point to Point • 2,013 ft Ascent 613.58 m Ascent

(1) Salmon, ID
Favorite Banked sweetness earned after struggling through primitive Idaho backcountry trail.
Difficult

Bradley Gulch to Sheep Creek

14.5 mi 23.4 km • Point to Point • 1,161 ft Ascent 353.97 m Ascent

(1) Salmon, ID
Favorite Iron Creek Point from along the trail.
Difficult

Snowbank Trail Loop

24.1 mi 38.8 km • Loop • 4,744 ft Ascent 1445.86 m Ascent

(3) Challis, ID
Favorite Rigde below Custer Lookout
Difficult

Idaho Trail Segment 7

16.3 mi 26.2 km • Point to Point • 4,345 ft Ascent 1324.35 m Ascent

(2) Challis, ID
Favorite Meadow Surfer Trail after the Elk Loop.
Difficult

Elk Loop

9.4 mi 15.2 km • Loop • 1,477 ft Ascent 450.25 m Ascent

(2) Salmon, ID

Trails in Salmon-Challis National Forest - 91

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7.6 mi 12.2 km #1Sheep Creek #126
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
7.6 mi 12.2 km Salmon, ID
4.9 mi 8.0 km #2Twin Creek #108
Very Difficult
Salmon, ID
Very Difficult
4.9 mi 8.0 km Salmon, ID
11.8 mi 19.0 km #3Big Timber Creek Trail #6813.1
Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult
11.8 mi 19.0 km Challis, ID
14.1 mi 22.7 km #4Peach-Cinnabar Trail
Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult
14.1 mi 22.7 km Challis, ID
18.1 mi 29.1 km #5Snowbank Trail
Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult
18.1 mi 29.1 km Challis, ID
7.4 mi 11.9 km #6CDT - Elk Mountain
Difficult
Dillon, MT
Difficult
7.4 mi 11.9 km Dillon, MT
2.8 mi 4.5 km #7Powderhouse Gulch Trail
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
2.8 mi 4.5 km Salmon, ID
6.6 mi 10.6 km #8Hughes Creek #113
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
6.6 mi 10.6 km Salmon, ID
3.3 mi 5.3 km #9Mill Creek Trail
Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult
3.3 mi 5.3 km Challis, ID
5.2 mi 8.3 km #10Butcherknife Ridge
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
5.2 mi 8.3 km Salmon, ID
5.8 mi 9.4 km #11Swauger Lake Trail
Difficult
Arco, ID
Difficult
5.8 mi 9.4 km Arco, ID
3.9 mi 6.3 km #12East Fork Upper Pahsimeroi
Very Difficult
Arco, ID
Very Difficult
3.9 mi 6.3 km Arco, ID
13.6 mi 21.9 km #13CDT: Bannock Pass to Grizzly Hill (MT Sec. 8)
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
13.6 mi 21.9 km Salmon, ID
8.1 mi 13.1 km #14Long Lost-Wet Creek
Very Difficult
Arco, ID
Very Difficult
8.1 mi 13.1 km Arco, ID
10.2 mi 16.4 km #15West Fork of Yankee Fork Trail
Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult
10.2 mi 16.4 km Challis, ID
10.9 mi 17.5 km #16CDT - Big Hole Pass North
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
10.9 mi 17.5 km Salmon, ID
6.9 mi 11.2 km #17Gardner Creek Trail
Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult
6.9 mi 11.2 km Challis, ID
2.8 mi 4.6 km #18Henry Creek Trail #6128
Intermediate
Salmon, ID
Intermediate
2.8 mi 4.6 km Salmon, ID
7.8 mi 12.5 km #19Dry Creek
Very Difficult
Arco, ID
Very Difficult
7.8 mi 12.5 km Arco, ID
5.1 mi 8.1 km #20Three Mile Ridge #124
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
5.1 mi 8.1 km Salmon, ID

Photos of Salmon-Challis National Forest - 85

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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
Kitty litter singletrack dust.
Aug 22, 2017 near Challis, ID
Meadows, burn zones and buff singletrack!
Aug 22, 2017 near Challis, ID
I really am starting to think that Idaho has the most buff trails.
Aug 22, 2017 near Challis, ID
Climbing toward Yellow Peak on Rocky Creek Trail.
Apr 23, 2016 near Challis, ID
Crossing Twin Creek at low water.
Aug 22, 2014 near Salmon, ID