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Mt. Borah Trailhead and Camping Area

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About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

This area serves as a base camp for climbing the tallest mountain in Idaho. It has 5 campsites, accessible vault toilet, No drinking water, safety and informational signs. Nearby areas of interest include Earthquake site and Mackay Reservoir.

Reservation Info

The following passes are good for a 50% reduction in camping fees: SENIOR PASS – Available for $10.00 to US Citizens 62 years and older. Must be purchased in person with proof of age such as a driver’s license. ACCESS PASS – Available FREE of charge to US citizens that have been medically…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Reviews

2 Reviews of Mt. Borah Trailhead and Camping Area

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Alan B.
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2019

Wonderful Views @ a Semi-Primitive CG

Wow!  Absolutely the best spot to set up camp if you're looking at doing an alpine attempt on the roof of Idaho, Mt. Borah!  The campground sits right around 7200'  which is a decent bit cooler than the Big Lost River Valley to the west.  There is also a good bit of shade despite there being few…

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2018

Perfect Location

Easy access, adequate parking, fairly priced and enclosed, clean toilets. This is the best place to camp for an early ascent of Borah Peak.

There are no questions where the trailhead is and even at the peak, you can glance down and see your car. We had no issues with theft or vandalism. The smell…

Month of VisitAugust

Location

Mt. Borah Trailhead and Camping Area is located in Idaho

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Directions

From Mackay: Take US Highway 93 approximately 20 miles north of Mackay to the Borah Peak Access Road. Follow the Borah Peak Access Road 3 miles to the trailhead. From Challis: Take Us Highway 93 south of Challis to the Borah Peak Access Road. Follow the Borah Peak Access Road 3 miles to the trailhead. From Sun Valley/Ketchum: Take Highway 75 (main street) to Sun Valley Road. Turn northeast onto Sun Valley Road. This road turns into Trail Creek Road (closed in winter). Follow this road to Highway 93. Turn left on Highway 93. Follow this road 4.5 miles to the Borah Peak Access Road. Follow the Borah Peak Access Road 3 miles to the trailhead.

Coordinates

44.13360139 N
113.83729318 W

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