A thing is right only when it tends
to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the community; and the
community includes the soil, water, fauna and flora, as well as the people.
Big sky country, unheralded and largely undiscovered. Its
sagebrush steppe offers early season exploring, wild horse
viewing, and crucial winter range for deer, elk and antelope.
Complex geology invites wanders through The Paint Pot in Road
Creek and limestone bluffs in Pecks Canyon.
There’s opportunity to happen across petrified wood,
archeological sites, colorful cactus blooms and rattlesnakes. Easy
scrambles to Anderson Peak, 9,339’, or Spar Mountain, 8,605’ bring
views of six mountain ranges. Also a chance for Kodak sunsets and
sunrises, and in summer --dark, cacophonic thunderstorms.
Visit this Place:
Destinations are reached via washboard Trail Creek road from Sun
Valley/Ketchum, and from Highway 93 between Mackay and Challis. Also, from
the East Fork Salmon River (Spar Canyon and Road Creek). At this time
there are no “official” trails or trailheads.
Maps: Salmon-Challis National Forest, BLM plus USGS maps for the region.
Linked destinations are featured further on separate pages and/or
in Outings Archives.
featured hikes are coming soon!
Access: Walker Way/Road Creek-Dry Canyon Road
- Anderson Peak
- Horse Basin
Access: Road Creek
- The Paint Pot
- Lower Corral Basin
Access: Broken Wagon Road
- Corral Basin and Spar Mountain
- Broken Wagon-Horse Basin Ridge