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    Iron Bog Lake

    Arco, Idaho

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    Explorer | 30 pts
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    7/30/2017
    I have llamas and like to get to Iron Bog Lake and on up to Fishpole Lake at least every couple of years. I prefer Fishpole for camping because there's better feed for the llamas and fewer people camping. After crossing Iron Bog Creek, there's a very steep spot but it's only a couple hundred yards long. It's easy after that. There are 4 small lakes in the upper basin with Fishpole being the largest. I don't know if the 2d in size holds fish but certainly there are none in the other 2 lakes. They're very shallow. There's a resident herd of antelope there that have been there at least 2 out of 3 times I've been up. The fishing seems better at Iron Bog. The 20" minimum and 2 fish limit at Fishpole is a challenge at best. I've never caught one even remotely that big.
    A short, steep climb up the ridge to the west will give you a spectacular view of a lot of country and a number of 10k+ peaks.
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    Goshen, ID
    Pathfinder | 97 pts
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    9/28/2010
    Went up and spent 3 nights. We caught many delicious cut throat trout and did not go hungry! We tried out the trophy fish lake (Fishpole Lake) and didn't even get a bite, but Iron Bog Lake is plentiful and they are delicious! The first mile is brutal, but it levels out and proves to be a nice hike.
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    Trail Information

    Arco
    Nearby City
    3.2
    Distance
    1,658 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Easy to Moderate
    Skill Level
    2-3 days
    Duration
    Best in July
    Season
    7,600 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    9,258 feet
    Top Elevation
    Lost River Ranger District; (208) 588-3400
    Local Contacts
    USGS Smiley Mountain ID; Middle Fork, Challis, Yankee Fork, and Lost River Ranger Districts–Challis National Forest map
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