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38 – Celebration Park

From the Canyon Country Website:

Situated along the Snake River, Celebration Park was established as Idaho’s only archaeological park in 1989. A walk through the huge basalt melon gravels deposited by the Bonneville flood reveals petroglyphs 100 to 10,000 years old. Visitors learn about the Paleolithic and Archaic lifeways and enjoy throwing a dart with an atlatl. Experience a walking tour of historic Guffey Railroad Bridge and be captivated by southwest Idaho’s early mining and railroad history.

More Information

https://www.canyoncounty.id.gov/project/celebration-park/


Coordinates: 43.29942, -116.52275
Elevation: 2286 ft
Difficulty: 1
What to Expect: No Info

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KaptSlow

It’s an easy pavement ride to the bridge. Take a bit of extra time to look around the park. There are several interesting information stations.

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JRATZ

Easy ride on a hot day

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KTM 500
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ShaneV

Easy ride, cool spot.

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Africa Twin
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Mteichert32

Interesting place

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Honda africa twin
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Ed Torrey

I got the Husky out, good ride. I came in the back way so I would rate my way a 3

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TE450
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Dave Dunn

Pleasant ride. Highway 78 is fun if you’re wanting to go 65 mph with some curves.

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Tenere 700
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Mrs. Dunn

Dave and I stayed on pavement the whole time–some with some nice gentle curves. There was a little extra traffic over Memorial Day weekend, which made it tricky for us to get the photos we wanted.

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Yamaha XT250
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NjD

Following BB, we accessed the park from the west via a whooped out, potholed and tire sucking rutted dirt ‘road’ that paralleled the river. BB likes to make things interesting!
The ‘road’ we rode is a 2 on ride level, but the main road in and out of the park is a 1.

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KTM 890R
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BB445

Came in from Hwy 45/Dan’s Ferry side. Rode to Celebration park via dirt road that parallels the river from SE of Dan’s ferry. Deep potholes and ruts as usual. Surprisingly not dusty.

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890R
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Trent01

Another fun ride along the river.

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GSA 1200
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Idabiker

Met up with other riders there today.

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KLR 650 2008
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foolhardy

Nice day for riding! Picked up a couple challenge sites and Stacy got to try out her new jacket 🙂 We were out riding all afternoon and she seemed a bit tired afterward…

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KLR 650
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MalibuStacy

Beautiful day for a ride from Caldwell, past Lake Lowell over to Map Rock Road along the Snake River on our way to Celebration Park.

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Yamaha TW200
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jbanks

Great ride, nice day 04/20/24

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Harley Davidson Sportster 1200
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Dougiethenoo

Quiet there on a Sunday. Some rutting on the gravel road into the park. Glad I didn’t take the ST.

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R1200GS
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silverspurs

not much to say!… part of loop ride today

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Yamaha xt 250
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Nerdy Biker

Farai and I certainly didn’t take the easy way here. We’ve got a bit to learn about navigation and the electronics on our bikes. Was a beautiful day to be lost tho and we had a great time doing it.

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Africa Twin
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FW190Pilot

Checked this box in this fine Saturday. Couldn’t decide whether to get the close-up bridge shot or something that included more stuff. Opted for more stuff…probably should have stuck to the close-up bridge shot.

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BMW R1250GSA
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Boltupright

Came in from the south. The only dirt for the day. Still a beautiful morning. My first IAMC adventure.

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BMW R1250ADV
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Robert

Easy ride all on pavement

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2021 KTM 890 R
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Ike

One down, many to go!

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RE Scram 411
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englund

Nice sunny day!

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DR650
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chatty

We got this one at susnset. Awesome view down the river.

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Norden
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Alex Crane

Celebration Park was the 3rd ride we hit up on the way back from our ride. It’s easy to get to, and paved the whole way. If you want to hit some gravel you can go east out of the park through the camping area.

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R1200GS
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Caleb Forrey

The celebration was on!

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Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
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NormOps

Its been years since I have been to Celebration Park.

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Tiger 800
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jsk83687

Haven’t been down there in a few years.

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Husky 901e
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BobbyRay208

I have been here at least 10 times this year. I picked up a new bike right at the end of the year and made this part of my break in loop. Super easy to get to. No dirt tires needed.

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Tiger 800
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Kevin Headings

Came in on Sinker rd. Tarmac all the way.

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BMW R1250RT
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Justin Wilke

Celebrating the IAMC challenge starting up again after last years hiatus by visiting Celebration Park.

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DR650
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Jason

I came in on the main road and followed the transmission lines back down to the river on my way back out (that was a fun little track)

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KTM 790
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Dan Huff

Although I made it through, I don’t recommend accessing the park by Laughlin Lane. Laughlin Lane would rate a 4 for difficulty when traversing two days after a significant rain. Sinker road rates a 1.

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KTM 890 R
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1