Challis, ID Trails and Parks

Challis has 15 trails in the vicinity, including 13 hiking trails and 8 for backpacking. These trails range from 0 to 46 miles in length. The most popular trails are Boulder Chain Lakes, Bighorn Crags: Reflection Lake and Sitz Bath & Shower Bath Hot Springs. Trails.com member John L. recently completed Mount Borah.
  • Mount BorahView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This is quite a mountain, beautiful and bodacious. The peak, Idaho’s highest at 12,662 feet, gives an eagle’s view of the surrounding high country ...

  • Boulder Chain LakesView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    •  3-5 days
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike to a string of lakes with many small rainbow trout and access many other lake basins. This is a well-used and absolutely beautiful trail. ...

  • Bighorn Crags: Reflection LakeView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    •  Three or more nights
    •  26 miles
    •  Guide

    This part of the Bighorn Crags hosts beautiful fishing lakes amid rugged scenery. There are fewer visitors than at the northern end of the Bighorn ...

  • Lower Loon, Whitey Cox, & Hospital Bar Hot SpringsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  35 miles
    •  Guide

    A rugged backpack featuring wilderness hot dips in the depths of the Middle Fork Salmon River Canyon. Public nudity prohibited within the river ...

  • Custer MotorwayView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    • Scenic Drives  
    •  46 miles
    •  Guide

    This 46-mile drive is a backcountry adventure on gravel and unimproved dirt roads, following a historic wagon road from Challis to the gold mining ...

  • Challis AreaView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Yankee Fork is worth a special mention. It was a gold mining district in the 1870s and for some decades later. In 1879 a road was built from ...

  • Sleeping Deer Mountain: Middle Fork Salmon LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    •  3-4 days
    •  32 miles
    •  Guide

    Sleeping Deer Mountain is a tall and impressive peak near the southeast corner of the enormous Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness. A ...

  • Big Boulder LakesView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    •  3-5 days
    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

    The White Cloud Mountains are full of wonderful hiking and outstanding scenery, so almost every trail is highly enjoyable and well worth hiking. ...

  • Fall Creek Loop: Pioneer MountainsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    •  3 days
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    Most of this trip is on trails, though some are rather faint, but a section in the middle of the loop requires a little extra skill and ability. ...

  • Cronks (Royal Gorge) Hot SpringView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  0 miles
    •  Guide

    A late-season soak sandwiched between a busy highway and the Salmon River. Swimwear advised when standing up. Come when the river is low and ...

  • Sitz Bath & Shower Bath Hot SpringsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    A grueling day hike or overnighter to a geothermal fairyland in the River of No Return Wilderness. Swimwear superfluous baggage. Imagine stumbling ...

  • Mill Creek to Sheep Pen BasinView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike features a large spring (the source of Mill Creek) and a large rock glacier. North of Doublespring Pass, the Lost River Mountains ...

  • Sleeping Deer MountainView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    •  1-2 days
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    In this high mountain wilderness, you’ll find lovely scenery and decent fishing in small, subalpine cirque lakes. There is a long but very scenic ...

  • Boulder Chain LakesView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    •  3-5 days
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike to a string of lakes with many small rainbow trout and access many other lake basins. This is a well-used and absolutely beautiful trail. ...

  • Sleeping Deer MountainView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    •  2 days
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    In this high mountain wilderness, you’ll find lovely scenery, nice camping, and decent fishing in small, subalpine cirque lakes. There is a long ...

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