Idahos Boulder Mountains

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Boulder Mountains

The Boulder Mountains provide the entrance to the White Cloud Wilderness area which is a vast road less, non-motorized area that is filled with spectacular mountain peaks, flowing rivers and wildlife. Read More

  • The Boulder Mountains provide unrivaled opportunities for recreation.
  • The Boulder Mountains are one of the entrances to the White Cloud Wilderness area.
  • Trailheads can be accessed on Highway 75 between Ketchum and Galena, and on Trail Creek road 408 and the North Fork Big Lost River canyon road 128.
  • For detailed information contact SNRA Toll Free: (800) 260-5970.

Overview

The Boulder-White Cloud Mountains of Idaho rise high above the headwaters of the Salmon River in Central Idaho. The White Cloud sections of the mountains extend high along twenty miles over alpine lakes. The area provides unrivaled opportunities for recreation.

These spectacular mountains are rugged and beautiful. They are noted for their high alpine lakes, which rest in glacial basins. The valleys in the area are densely forested with vast open meadows, which are covered by carpets of wildflowers in the spring and summer. The snow that collects in the area in the winter feeds four of Idaho's famous rivers: the East Fork of the Salmon River, the North Fork of the Big Lost River, the Big Wood River and the North Fork of the Big Wood River.

The Boulder Mountains is the perfect place to provide feelings of freedom and solitude that only come from truly being in the wilderness.

Location & Information

Trailheads to the Boulder Mountains are located off Highway 75 between Ketchum and Galena Lodge. From Sun Valley, trailheads can be found on Trail Creek road 408 and the North Fork Big Lost River canyon road 128.

The remote "backside" of the Boulders is usually accessed from the upper East Fork of the Salmon River road 120 to West Pass or Bowery Guard Station.

Sawtooth National Recreation Area Phone: (208) 727-5013

Activities

There are a multitude of activities that can be enjoyed in the area including hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, horse packing, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, wildflower viewing, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, photography, bird watching and just general sightseeing.

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