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ACTIVITIES
Birding
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Golf
Guides and Outfitters
  -Fishing
  -Horseback Riding
  -Hunting
  -Rafting and Floating
Outdoor Recreation
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Challis, Idaho
Activities

Plenty of activities await you in Challis from rafting or floating The River of No Return to hunting in the Frank Church Wilderness Area to hiking, biking and horseback riding trails in the Salmon-Challis National Forest and Land of the Yankee Fork State Park. Enlist one of the area's guides and outfitters for an unforgettable adventure. Read this page for complete information on what to do in Challis.

Birding

Idaho Birding Trail - Custer Motorway Adventure Road
Part of the Idaho Birding Trail, the Custer Motorway Adventure Road consists of 46 miles of gravel and unimproved dirt roads that follows the historic wagon road from Challis to the gold mining towns of Custer and Bonanza a. Travel over a mountain pass at 8,800 feet and explore the historic mining towns.

Charters and Tours

Middle Fork Aviation. PO Box 656, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-5728; Toll-free: 1-888-283-7258. E-mail

Festivals and Events

Braun Brothers Reunion Festival. Three day music festival with concerts at the Challis Community Stage. Tent camping is available at Blue Mountain Fish Pond and City Park Ball Field. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 208-879-2771 for information.

Custer Stampede
Join in the spirit of the wild west at the Custer Stampede while watching barrel racing, breakaway roping and bull riding events.

Steelheader's Ball
Dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles and live music. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 208-879-2771 for information.

Golf

Challis Golf Course. Upper Main Street Garden Creek Road, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-5440. E-mail

Guides and Outfitters - Fishing

Horse Creek Outfitters. PO Box 950, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-4477. E-mail

Mile High Outfitters. PO Box 1189, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-4500. E-mail

Salmon River Scenic Run (SRSR). PO Box 935, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-940-2257 or 208-940-2258.

White Cloud Outfitters. PO Box 217, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-4574; Fax: 208-879-5513. E-mail

Guides and Outfitters - Horseback Riding

Horse Creek Outfitters. PO Box 950, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-4477. E-mail

Guides and Outfitters - Hunting

Horse Creek Outfitters. PO Box 950, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-4477. E-mail

Idaho Wilderness Company. 505 River Run Road, PO Box 795, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-4700; Toll-free: 1-800-581-0856. E-mail

Mile High Outfitters. PO Box 1189, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-4500. E-mail

Wilderness Outfitters/Middle Fork Outfitters. HC 82, Box 4059, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-473-4448. E-mail

Guides and Outfitters - Rafting and Floating

Idaho Wilderness Company. 505 River Run Road, PO Box 795, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-4700; Toll-free: 1-800-581-0856. E-mail

Salmon River Scenic Run (SRSR). PO Box 935, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-940-2257 or 208-940-2258.

White Cloud Outfitters. PO Box 217, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-4574; Fax: 208-879-5513. E-mail

Outdoor Recreation

Frank Church Wilderness Area
The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area, the second largest protected wilderness area in the United States, protects wildlife, mountain ranges and the Salmon River. Hunting for elk, bighorn sheep, deer, black bear and mountain lion is popular in the autumn.

Land of the Yankee Fork State Park. 24424 Highway 75, Mail: HC 67 Box 2004, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-5244; Fax: 208-879-5243.

Recreational activities at Land of the Yankee Fork include trails for hiking, biking, ATV's and motorbikes, backpacking in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, hunting and cross country skiing. The Salmon River provides fishing and whitewater rafting opportunities.

Salmon-Challis National Forest. Yankee Fork Ranger District: HC 63 Box 1669, Highway 93, Challis, ID 83226.

The Salmon-Challis is popular for hunting in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area, fishing and whitewater rafting on the Salmon River. Miles of trails provide hiking, biking and backpacking opportunities. A Lewis and Clark interactive tour is also available.

Sawtooth National Forest. Ketchum Ranger District: 206 Sun Valley Road, PO Box 2356, Ketchum, ID 83340. Phone: 208-622-5371; Fax: 208-622-3923.

Rivers

Salmon River
Known as the The River of No Return, the Salmon River offers whitewater rapids near Yankee Fork on the upper river while the lower river provides fishing, swimming and floating opportunities. The river is accessed from Highways 93 and 75 from the Salmon River Scenic Byway.

Sporting Goods and Equipment Rental

The Bent Rod Outdoors. 811 Highway 93 S, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-2500. E-mail

Rainbow's End Ranch & Supply. HC 63 Box 1576, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-5820. E-mail

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