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30 – Bison Jump Historical Marker

From HMDB.com:

Before settlers came to Idaho in 1860, Buffalo used to roam through this valley. Most of them had left here by 1840. After they acquired Spanish horses, eighteenth century Shoshone buffalo hunters could drive a small herd over a cliff to make their work easier. Directly north of here, an old buffalo jump, used before mining commenced in this region, can be seen clearly. Archaeologists also have found stone weapons factories near it.

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https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=109766


Coordinates: 44.47174, -114.21555
Elevation: 5039 ft
Difficulty: 1
What to Expect: No Info

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chatty03

just off the main road

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F800GS
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abj1
Idabiker

I turned back early from the twin peaks climb, and it turned out I was wise per Chatty’s description of the worst of it!

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KLR 650 2008
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chatty

easy ride after the terror that was Twin Peaks!

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norden
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Tumbleweed208

Easy access right off the road. Challis is a nice little town. I could picture Bison roaming this valley back in the day. Clever hunting strategy by the Shoshone. Bad weather cut our visit short. I would like to look around for stone weapon artifacts next time out there.

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KTM 500 EXCF
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Dusty1

Had no time to hang around due to a big storm on us, but would love to come back and check it out better. We ended up camping at Challis hotsprings near by to hunker down. It was a welcome surprise. Recommend that place for sure!

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CRF450L
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Trent01

Beautiful part of the state.

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GSA 1200
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Caleb Forrey

One of the best routes leaving Stanley.

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Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom
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