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Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System

Junction of Hwys 75 and 93, Challis, ID 83226
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Awesome place

We rode the trails up there and then ended up roaming around bayhorse for a few hours. There is soo... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2017
bigdavejohn73
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
Off the beaten path (highway 75) but worth a visit

We decided on the spur of the moment to head to this ghost town. I'm glad we did. Such an... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2017
asSYSter
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Concord, New Hampshire
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Junction of Hwys 75 and 93, Challis, ID 83226
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Reviewed September 19, 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 August 31, 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

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Reviewed August 30, 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

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Reviewed August 25, 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 July 31, 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

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Reviewed June 24, 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

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Reviewed June 2, 2017

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

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Reviewed April 18, 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.

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Reviewed September 28, 2016

What a hidden gem. Really cool ghost town with a lot of history. Guide Gary Dreyer was amazing with lots of good stories.

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Reviewed August 27, 2016

My wife and I visited this site on 8/26/16. Love the history, location, old buildings and volunteer guides to help you and answer questions. As a disabled veteran, found out that sometimes they will do private tours for those veterans in a wheel chair. A...More

Thank Chuck B
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georginalmorton
August 10, 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
August 2, 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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