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Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System

Junction of Hwys 75 and 93, Challis, ID 83226
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Interesting and sanitary

The town is almost in a state of arrested decay. Fences keep you on the gravel that was hauled in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
windstarID
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Twin Falls, Idaho
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Bayhorse Ghost Town near Challis Idaho

We had the good fortune to drive to the Upper Bayhorse Lake for fishing and camping fun. There are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brent I
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Blackfoot, United States
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Junction of Hwys 75 and 93, Challis, ID 83226
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The town is almost in a state of arrested decay. Fences keep you on the gravel that was hauled in to cover the contaminated topsoil. You can't enter any of the buildings, but it's still pretty interesting to see the construction and read the history....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the good fortune to drive to the Upper Bayhorse Lake for fishing and camping fun. There are two lakes located 8 miles from the highway, Upper Bayhorse And Lower Bayhorse lakes. Bring your canoes, kayaks, float tubes, pontoon boats and any other small...More

Thank Brent I
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Not a trip for vehicles without high clearance. Road rough, lots of fallen rock ready to slice open tires. Found the narrow twisting valley a bit claustrophobic. Road ascends rapidly. Few pullouts or turnarounds. Interesting site, state maintained collection of old buildings. On a good,...More

1  Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We rode the trails up there and then ended up roaming around bayhorse for a few hours. There is soo much to see and learn there. Great experience we would go again

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We decided on the spur of the moment to head to this ghost town. I'm glad we did. Such an interesting view of the history of mining in the area. Cost was $5 per car. We got a great history lesson and then wandered around...More

Thank asSYSter
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This attraction a rather short drive from town can really take you back to the gold rush days. You're surrounded by history. It's an amazing step back to what it was like in the late 1800's in a mining community. If visiting I would highly...More

Thank rjbranz60
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

drove up to ghost town and big bay horse lake. fascinating mining history and the lake is a perfect picnic spot!

Thank mjane174
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I had wanted to visit this site for 50 years and finally got to go! It was well worth the trip. I wouldn't take a passenger vehicle, but we met several going in. We were in our Jeep. The old town and mill site has...More

Thank Selway M
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Driving on Highway 75, we saw the sign for the ghost town, and decided to go. The Idaho state parks have taken over management of the ghost town, and have done an excellent job. There were park employees there to give some history and information,...More

1  Thank MARY H
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

lots of cool and interesting things to see and do here, fairly accessible and lots of local history to see and learn about !!

Thank MR H
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georginalmorton
9 August 2016|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
unfortunately no, you have to walk along the marked trails to see every thing, but its pretty easy walking.
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Diane S
1 August 2016|
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Response from Ron S | Reviewed this property |
you can take a small RV but the road in is kind of rough in spots , wouldn't attempt to take a large RV my advice is that if your towing a car behind your RV , take that.
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