The 8 Best Things to Do in Challis, Idaho

Challis is the largest city in Custer County, Idaho, United States. It is the county seat and its population was 1,081 at the 2010 census, up from 909 in 2000.

1. Challis Hot Springs

5025 Hotsprings Rd, Challis, ID 83226-4971 Nature & Parks, Hot Springs & Geysers
Excellent
72%
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4.5 based on 93 reviews

Challis Hot Springs

Reviewed By Jamiemc7 - Susanville, CaliforniaSusanville, California

Very nice B&B with large hot spring pools!

What a great place! People were very nice. Wonderful homemade breakfast & super comfy beds. I think I counted 7 rooms upstairs (5 double beds: 2 with twin beds) then more downstairs. Beautiful creek and area. Lots of wildlife. Hot springs were enormous!

2. Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System

Junction of Hwys 75 and 93, Challis, ID 83226 Sights & Landmarks, Ghost Towns
Excellent
72%
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System

Reviewed By rjbranz60 - Amherst, OhioAmherst, Ohio

An interesting look at history

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 recommend it.

3. Land of the Yankee Fork State Park

Junction of US 93 and SH 75, Challis, ID 83226 Nature & Parks, State Parks
Excellent
55%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Land of the Yankee Fork State Park

Reviewed By David M - Simi Valley, CaliforniaSimi Valley, California

YANKEE ADVENTURE

The road through the Yankee Fork State Park is unpaved for the majority of its length, however, 4WD is not required. The views are beautiful but not particularly unusual for this part of the state. There are campsites available along the way, with additio

4. Salmon-Challis National Forest

Challis, ID 83226 Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Forests
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By Arthur S - Westminster, ColoradoWestminster, Colorado

Good Area for Outdoor Recreation

I booked a hunting trip with a local outfitter I had used before the area in the Challis National Forest is adequately maintained by the USFS. There is adequate opportunity for photography also. You can access many areas using 4 wheel drive vehicle or ATV

5. Sunbeam hot springs

Highway 75, Challis, ID Nature & Parks, Hot Springs & Geysers
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4 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By asSYSter - Concord, New HampshireConcord, New Hampshire

Stop off Highway 75 and relax in the Sunbeam Hot Spring

We discovered that Idaho has lots of hot springs and have been researching the best and the common. Sunbeam fits into the later, even being recommended by the National Forest Service staff as a "great place to relax".

6. Bayhorse Lake

Bayshore Creek Road, County Rd 051, Challis, ID 83226 Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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2.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By GeGeKK - Carson City, NevadaCarson City, Nevada

Fishing

great fishing at BayHorse, can't beat it. It's worth the drive up there.If you go early you might have the place to yourself. Take a lunch with you and drinks. They do have restrooms & some camp sites away from the lake. Don't take a motorhome up there. W

7. The Bent Rod Outdoors

811 S. Hwy 93, Challis, ID 83226 Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By Tom M

Expert Outfitter For Salmon River Fishing, Camping and Touring

A must-stop which features just about everything you would need to explore the beautiful Salmon River and Sawtooth Mountains.Fly fishing affectionados, such as local and out of state fishermen, stop in with stories and reports on fishing success. A large

8. Idaho Wilderness Company

Enter a destinationChallis, ID, USA
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5 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By michelesZ4473QV

Riding the Rapids

From our arrival in Stanley and the briefing meeting to loading up all the equipement and riding the rapids down the beautiful Middle Fork of the Salmon river to eating delicious meals each day, the personal care of the crew, to traveling to the different camps and the competition to scramble up the mountains, hikes, hot springs, to the fun campfire nights willed with games, music and games of MAFIA........ what an AWESOME experience.

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