Idaho City to Horseshoe Bend Road

Total Miles
29.5

Elevation

1,589.20 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This 30.1-mile point-to-point road crosses over the Salmon River Mountains from Idaho City to Horseshoe Bend. This road gives access to hundreds of miles of off-roading, hiking, and mountain bike trails in the Boise National Forest. This road is well maintained and is passable by any 4WD and 2WD vehicle.

Photos of Idaho City to Horseshoe Bend Road

Idaho City to Horseshoe Bend Road
Idaho City to Horseshoe Bend Road
Idaho City to Horseshoe Bend Road

Difficulty

This is a well-maintained National Forest Road with no obstacles.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Michael Matthews
May 04, 2024
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Open
Normal
Washboard
Muddy/Wet
Relaxing drive thru a great landscape of river and mountain. Lots of houses along the route, need to be aware of local traffic and use common safety sense. I drove it during a light rain so it didn't even make any dust, really beautiful drive.
Karl Hannah
Apr 06, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
Washboard
Few inches of snow at higher elevations. Passable with most AWD/4x4 vehicles. Washboard and pot hole conditions exist. Watch for fallen rocks, fallen trees and speeding locals around blind corners.

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