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31 – Bayhorse Ghost Town

From VisitIdaho.org:

Located near Land of the Yankee Fork State Park, visitors to Bayhorse ghost town can still see the ovens that were used to make charcoal for the smelter and some buildings along the dirt main street.  There are also many trails nearby to to hike, bike and explore on ATVs or motorbikes.

More Information

https://visitidaho.org/things-to-do/ghost-towns-mining-history/bayhorse-ghost-town-trails-system/


Coordinates: 44.39749, -114.31288
Elevation: 7071 ft
Difficulty: 2
What to Expect: No info

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chatty03

lots to see here, wish we had stayed a bit longer but it was getting too hot.

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Idabiker

It is cool that they made this a state park, and it is within the big Yankee fork OHV area.

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KLR 650 2008
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chatty

Very cool little Ghost town. Not far off the main road.

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Tumbleweed208

Didn’t get to spend time here due to a long journey ahead that day but hope to return someday and walk around. If you have a park pass sticker that will come in handy. We came in on Bay Horse Creek Rd off HWY 75. The road was mellow with some free range cattle roaming around and a drooling menacing looking bull.

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KTM 500 EXCF
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Dusty1

Original plan was to take via Custer motorway and come in from the north, but we needed to make up time due to a storm the day prior. So we had to slab it for this section and come in from the south. The road in and beyond is very fun with some steep and rocky/rutty sections

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Trent01

Wish I had more time to visit the site. You could spend hours here.

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GSA 1200
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