Bayhorse Ghost Town is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Challis, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length0.9 miElevation gain104 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Paved Parking lot with toilets

Bayhorse Ghost Town is located near Challis, ID along the Salmon River Scenic Byway.

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Dave Peterson
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Hiking

Very good easy walk. Brochure was very informative.

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Mark Meyer
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OHV/Off-road driving

The mines are fantastic. We took a lot of side 64” routes some we’re easy some are very rocky still lots of fun.

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Amy Christiansen
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Hiking

The Ghost Town is definitely 5/5 stars. It really isn't a hiking trail, just a stroll around the town. We didn't really follow the "trail" we just wandered around going to whichever building we wanted to see next. We also hiked about a mile up the mountain to the closest mine which was very cool. There were quite a few people in the ghost town and a lot of other dogs. There were also a lot of ATVs and dirtbikes zipping around the trails surrounding the town.

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Mikki Beadz
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Hiking

We love these old ghost towns and the history with them.

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Wayne Placona
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HikingClosed

This is a long drive to find it closed not sure why I would check to see if it’s open before going

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Dawn Simmons
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Cool little town! Easy for the kids. Would highly recommend going in the morning and then picnicking and playing around Big BayHorse Lake.

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Pam Devault
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very cool place lots to see

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Seung Lee
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This is a review of this place as a hike and not as a place to visit. It is actually well curated with lots of signs and information if you are into old mining towns. But the "hike" is just a short stroll around the small area of the remaining buildings. There is an ATV trail that ventures out but I did not see that part. It was late July and lots of aggressive flies will buzz you. Cool place to visit but not for the hiking.

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Corbin Stokes
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Hiking
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Cool ghost town that used to be a mining town back in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Cool old buildings

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Rachel C
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Hiking
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Kimberly Griffin
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Walking
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Amy JB Wagner
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Hiking
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Doc Cravens
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Hiking
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