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“great day trip”

Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Challis
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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!

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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 great interpretive signs and a volunteer docent who updated us on the history. We went up past the kilns up to Big Bayhorse Lake. (We attempted to go first up to Little. Bayhorse but the road is really narrow and we ended having to back up about one quarter mile to let another guy out. It's beautiful and very historic up there. In fishing the lake, I was able to catch and release 3 nice trout.

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, and answer any questions. The buildings are amazingly interesting, even though you have to stay a safe distance behind the wood railing the state has put up. We were pleasantly surprised at how many structures there were still standing. The road above the main "town" is narrow, and follows a beautiful stream through a wooded landscape. We were very glad we took the detour to stop.

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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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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Came up here with the family road on the trails enjoyed the scenery and the ghost town it was very interesting will defiantly be back again.

Thank firstnagger
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