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Recommended Routes in Salmon-Challis National Forest - 2

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Favorite Panaroma from the summit of Cape Horn Mountain
Difficult

Cape Horn Mountain from Lola Creek

12.0 mi 19.4 km 3,324' Up 1013.02 m Up 3,323' Down 1012.86 m Down

Cascade, ID
Favorite Northside of pioneer range iron bog drainage
Intermediate

Iron Bog Lake Out-and-Back

3.3 mi 5.3 km 1,117' Up 340.48 m Up 1,113' Down 339.09 m Down

Arco, ID

Salmon-Challis National Forest Hiking

  • 648 Miles 1,043 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 18 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 37 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Salmon-Challis National Forest - 56

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3.9 mi 6.3 km #1Mt. Borah
Very Difficult
Challis, ID
Very Difficult
Challis, ID
1.5 mi 2.5 km #2Lower Cedar Creek Falls Trail #4382
Easy/Intermediate
Arco, ID
Easy/Intermediate
Arco, ID
7.9 mi 12.7 km #3Fall Creek Trail #4045
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
11.8 mi 19.0 km #4Big Timber Creek Trail #6813.1
Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult
Challis, ID
1.9 mi 3.0 km #5Goldbug Hot Springs Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Salmon, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
Salmon, ID
4.5 mi 7.2 km #6Marsh Creek Trail #237
Easy
Cascade, ID
Easy
Cascade, ID
43.9 mi 70.6 km #7Middle Fork Trail #001 (Big Hole to Marble Creek)
Intermediate
Cascade, ID
Intermediate
Cascade, ID
2.8 mi 4.5 km #8Powderhouse Gulch Trail
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
Salmon, ID
14.1 mi 22.7 km #9Peach-Cinnabar Trail #4162
Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult
Challis, ID
7.6 mi 12.2 km #10Sheep Creek #126
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
Salmon, ID

Photos of Salmon-Challis National Forest - 31

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Looking to the east, and the others peaks along the Lost River Range, on the knife ridge after coming down Chicken-Out Ridge
Sep 3, 2019 near Challis, ID
A great view after a great climb. Enjoy the downhill, it won't last long.
Jul 11, 2018 near Arco, ID
Looking to the SE at the summit. Congrats, you made it!
Sep 3, 2019 near Challis, ID
Hole in the Rock.
Feb 8, 2021 near Arco, ID
The final drop off of Chicken-Out Ridge.
Sep 3, 2019 near Challis, ID
You'll be using your hands a lot to do some actual climbing and scrambling!
Sep 3, 2019 near Challis, ID
The first section of Chicken-Out Ridge
Sep 3, 2019 near Challis, ID
On the "flat section" of the trail. Chicken-Out Ridge in the background
Sep 3, 2019 near Challis, ID