Have you really been in the West until you've seen an authentic ghost town? Bonanza and Custer are some of the best-preserved specimens in the Rockies, and though Idaho Parks and Recreation has given the place a bit of a tourist flair, the embellishments are entertaining. Who doesn't like a good gunfight reenactment? We saw your eyes get wide with expectation while the kids were panning for gold. And if it's all starting to seem a little kitschy, a number of Forest Service and BLM campsites dot nearby Highways 75 and 93, letting you pitch a tent among the miners' ghosts. Day hikes near Bayhorse Lake skirt a number of additional historic mines.

 
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Address:
Between Sunbeam and Challis on the Custer Motorway
Box 1086
Challis, Idaho 83226
Parking: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 208-879-5244
Fax: 208-879-5243
Email: lan@idpr.state.id.us
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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