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349 mi 561 km of trail 4 Featured Runs

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Featured Runs in Salmon-Challis National Forest - 4

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Favorite It's about to get real
Intermediate/Difficult

Beaverhead 100k

62.0 mi 99.7 km • Point to Point • 10,669 ft Ascent 3251.98 m Ascent

(1) Salmon, ID
Favorite Panaroma from the summit of Cape Horn Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult

Cape Horn Mountain from Lola Creek

12.0 mi 19.4 km • Out and Back • 3,324 ft Ascent 1013.02 m Ascent

(2) Cascade, ID
Favorite Looking up Iron Bog Creek drainage
Intermediate

Iron Bog Lake Out-and-Back

3.3 mi 5.3 km • Out and Back • 1,117 ft Ascent 340.48 m Ascent

(1) Arco, ID
Favorite Don't forget to periodically look up! This can tend to be one of the warmest parts of the 50k course.
Intermediate/Difficult

River of No Return Endurance Runs 108k

70.8 mi 114.0 km • Loop • 14,879 ft Ascent 4535.02 m Ascent

(1) Challis, ID

Trails in Salmon-Challis National Forest - 45

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0.3 mi 0.5 km #1Lower Fall Creek Trail #40897
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Sun Valley, ID
7.9 mi 12.7 km #2Fall Creek Trail #4045
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
7.9 mi 12.7 km Sun Valley, ID
11.8 mi 19.0 km #3Big Timber Creek Trail #6813.1
Intermediate/Difficult
Challis, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
11.8 mi 19.0 km Challis, ID
2.8 mi 4.5 km #4Powderhouse Gulch Trail
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
2.8 mi 4.5 km Salmon, ID
14.1 mi 22.7 km #5Peach-Cinnabar Trail #4162
Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult
14.1 mi 22.7 km Challis, ID
5.0 mi 8.0 km #6Twin Creek #108
Intermediate/Difficult
Salmon, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
5.0 mi 8.0 km Salmon, ID
7.6 mi 12.2 km #7Sheep Creek #126
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
7.6 mi 12.2 km Salmon, ID
3.9 mi 6.3 km #8Mt. Borah
Extremely Difficult
Challis, ID
Extremely Difficult
3.9 mi 6.3 km Challis, ID
27.6 mi 44.4 km #9CDT: Bannock Pass to Lemhi Pass (MT Sec. 8)
Intermediate
Salmon, ID
Intermediate
27.6 mi 44.4 km Salmon, ID
5.7 mi 9.1 km #10Swauger Lake Trail
Difficult
Arco, ID
Difficult
5.7 mi 9.1 km Arco, ID
8.3 mi 13.3 km #11Long Lost-Wet Creek Trail
Extremely Difficult
Arco, ID
Extremely Difficult
8.3 mi 13.3 km Arco, ID
5.5 mi 8.9 km #12Bear Valley Lakes #179
Intermediate/Difficult
Salmon, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
5.5 mi 8.9 km Salmon, ID
8.2 mi 13.2 km #13Lime Creek Trail #100
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
8.2 mi 13.2 km Salmon, ID
10.2 mi 16.4 km #14West Fork Yankee Fork Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Challis, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
10.2 mi 16.4 km Challis, ID
4.6 mi 7.5 km #15Williams Creek Trail (Lower)
Difficult
Salmon, ID
Difficult
4.6 mi 7.5 km Salmon, ID
4.4 mi 7.2 km #16Little Eightmile Creek #195
Intermediate/Difficult
Salmon, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
4.4 mi 7.2 km Salmon, ID
3.3 mi 5.3 km #17Mill Creek Trail
Difficult
Challis, ID
Difficult
3.3 mi 5.3 km Challis, ID
5.0 mi 8.1 km #18Henry Creek Trail #6128 (Upper)
Extremely Difficult
Salmon, ID
Extremely Difficult
5.0 mi 8.1 km Salmon, ID
3.9 mi 6.3 km #19East Fork Upper Pahsimeroi
Extremely Difficult
Arco, ID
Extremely Difficult
3.9 mi 6.3 km Arco, ID
2.8 mi 4.5 km #20Big Creek Massacre
Difficult
Arco, ID
Difficult
2.8 mi 4.5 km Arco, ID

Photos of Salmon-Challis National Forest - 30

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On the trail
Aug 9, 2018 near Sun Valley, ID
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
A morning view of the reflection pond, thankfully the trail over the years has diverted to this spot.
Jul 11, 2018 near Arco, ID
Early July, just before everything dries out in this high country is the perfect time to hit this trail. The hills are alive!
Jul 11, 2018 near Arco, ID
The only pond left in early July, 2018. A magical time of morning. No photoshop needed here. Only an iPhone 7 and great timing.
Jul 11, 2018 near Arco, ID
The final stretch, straight up with loose debris. Hope you brought a windbreaker! Plan to grind it out, with tired legs and thin air.
Sep 3, 2019 near Challis, ID

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