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26 – Idaho City

Idaho City is a small, historic town in southwestern Idaho. It’s located in the Boise Basin, about 36 miles northeast of Boise.

daho City was founded in 1862 during the Boise Basin gold rush, which was the largest gold bonanza since the California gold rush. The town was once the largest city in the Northwest, with over 7,000 residents. Today, Idaho City is the county seat of Boise County and is part of the Boise City−Nampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area. 

Idaho City is a quaint town with a rich mining history and lots of outdoor activities. It’s also a safe location with a nostalgic feel. Attractions in Idaho City include the Boise Basin Museum. 

More Information

https://visitidaho.org/travel-tips/a-day-trip-to-idaho-city-the-perfect-getaway/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idaho_City,_Idaho


Coordinates: 43.82583, -115.83302
Elevation: 3921 ft
Difficulty: 1
What to Expect: Paved roads, plenty of twists and turns. Reports of deep potholes on Hwy 21 as you get close to Idaho City, so use caution.

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chatty03

I usually come through here on my SV650 when doing the Lowman loop. We ate dinner at Trudy’s which made for a great end to a tiring weekend.

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F800GS
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Idabiker

Also got this on the way home from Challis

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KLR 650 2008
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Dusty1

Recommend the biscuit and gravy breakfast at Trudys!

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Justin Wilke

A friend just got into riding, so I took him on the Banks-Loman loop and nabbed the Lowman and Idaho City sites along the way.

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FJR1300
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KaptSlow

This is a good Challenge site to hit before riding up to Thorn Creek Lookout (#11).

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R1200GS
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JRATZ

Nice cool day for a ride

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AndyC

Cold beer sold here

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Husky 901
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Boltupright

Picture is from the cemetery after we had bfast at Trudy’s. Rode two up with my wife. Good fun. If you have not been to the cemetery run up there. lots of history and if you are a metal junky some cool wrought iron.

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BMW 1250 adv
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chatty

end of the lowman loop. Stopped at Trudy’s for their Friday prime rib – it was amazeballs!

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F650GS
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oldnut

Rode the Lowman Loop for breakfast at the Sourdough on Sunday. Hwy. 21 Lowman to Mores Creek Summit is smoooth as baby’s butt.

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2009 BMW R1200RT
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Alex Crane

My son and I trailed up the bikes so we could participate as Ham operators during an Enduro event. Of course, we got some ride time in as well!

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DRZ400
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idahocity
BB445

Quiet ride to Idaho city. Great weather.

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KTM890R
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silverspurs

I needed to burn off some ethanol fuel on my victory cruiser, so I rode it to Trudy’s in Idaho City along with some of the “Boise Ole’ Guys riding group (Craig, Joe and Chris) and ate some lunch! this pic is trudy’s parking lot… a fun but wet ride!

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Victory Vegas 8 ball
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Tumbleweed208

Came in from HSB via Harris Creek and explored Rabbit Creek summit out to the Middle Fork, then up along the North Fork and back to 21 at Edna Creek Campground. Idaho City is surrounded by a lot of great camping and riding areas. There are some decent food places (Trudy’s Kitchen, The Goldmine Grill, Leon’s Cafe) and the Sinclair gas station has non ethanol fuel.
There is still quite a bit of snow at the Mores Creek Summit so it will be a while before we can get up to Pilot Peak / Sunset Mtn. There are some prescribed burns in progress out there right now too.

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2022 KTM 500 EXCF
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Robert

Nice easy ride up to Idaho City. Road some trails off of Elk Creek and Bear Run roads. Fun day riding between storms.

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KTM 890 R
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Kevin Headings

Clear roads, fun and senic ride.

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jsk83687

Quick Loman loop to get a few miles in and hit a couple points.

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Husky 901e
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Jason

Came by way of HSB, Harris creek rd.and some other side trails

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KTM 790 ADV
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BobbyRay208

Took the street bikes out today for a lu ch run. Stopped off at Truddys for lunch

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Triumph Trident 660
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FW190Pilot

It wouldn’t be a trip to Idaho City without a piece of pie at Trudy’s. Oreo Chocolate Cream for the record.

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BMW R1250GSA
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Caleb Forrey

A quick check in on my way up the mountain.

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Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom
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Dougiethenoo

Great brisket French dip at the Gold Mine! Road was clear except for some sand/ grit in town. Lovely Sunday brunch run.

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Honda ST1300A
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