Challis, Idaho

Visitor Information

Located in the geographical center of the state of Idaho, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Challis is surrounded by Salmon-Challis National Forest.

Getting to Challis
Main routes into town are US 93 from the north and southeast, and ID 75 from the southwest. Part of US 93 and ID 75 are on the Salmon River Scenic Byway. Closest Interstates are I-15 to the east, and I-84 south.

Main Industries

Cattle ranching, molybdenum (a hardening agent for steel) mining, government (U.S. land management agencies), farming (hay, seed potatoes), tourism.

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management. Challis Field Office: 1151 Blue Mountain Road, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-6200; Fax: 208-879-6219.

Chamber of Commerce

Challis Area Chamber of Commerce. PO Box 1130, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-2771. E-mail

Community/Commercial Web Sites

Custer County. Toll-free: 1-800-VISITID.

Visit Idaho


Challis Public Library. 6th and Main Streets, PO Box 186, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-4267.


The Challis Messenger. PO Box 405, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-4445; Fax: 208-879-5276. E-mail

Ranger Stations

Salmon-Challis National Forest. Yankee Fork Ranger District: HC 63 Box 1669, Highway 93, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-4100.

Salmon-Challis National Forest. Middle Fork Ranger District: HC 63, Box 1669, Highway 93, Challis, ID 83226. Phone: 208-879-4101.

Transportation - Airport

Challis Airport. Phone: 208-879-2386.

Transportation - Air Charters

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

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