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45 – Cuprum

Cuprum is an unincorporated community in Adams County, Idaho, with an elevation of 4,298 ft. It is located 27 miles northwest of Council. 

In 1893, precious metals were discovered in Cuprum, but production didn’t start until around 1905. The word “Cuprum” is Latin for “copper”. 

The Council-Cuprum Road is a paved road that goes 12 miles into Council. From Council, you can go south on U.S. 95 to Cambridge, which is about 22 miles away.

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Coordinates: 45.08568, -116.69669
Elevation: 4300 ft
Difficulty: 2
What to Expect: No Info

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Trent01

Beautiful little community.

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GSA
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englund

Fun ride up Kleinschmidt

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Dr650
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2
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Dan Huff

We rode to Cuprum using Kleinschmidt Grade. Because it is a maintained gravel road, it is rated a 2. Klleinschmidt Grade is a long pull up the hill from Hell’s Canyon Reservoir and has plenty of loose gravel and great views to keep you entertained.

What bike did you take?
KTM 890R
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2
chatty

easy level 2 up kleinshmidt

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Norden
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2
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Idabiker

We came up Kleinschmidt from Hell’s Canyon. Great view!

What bike did you take?
KLR 650 2008
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1
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Saintof1989

We rode from Concile up through bear and the road was clear. We then went down to hells canyon and it was a beautiful day

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Royal Enfield Himalayan
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1
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LisaK

First visit to Cuprum this year! The snow remains only in drifts and shady spots but the road is clear. A beautiful spring day. Be sure to take the 2-mile side trip to the top of Lynne’s saddle. What an awesome view!

What bike did you take?
XT250
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
1
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