Flat Iron Ridge Trail #831

This trail provides an alternate route to Anderson Butte and the meadow Creek Divide on a somewhat more gentle grade. The distance to Anderson Butte is increased by about 0.2 mile over the route along Kirks Fork Trail #830 and Divide Trail #505 to Anderson Butte. There is no water along the Flatiron Ridge Trail #831 but water is available along the access route, Kirks Fork Trail #830. The trail traditionally has been used for hunter access during big game seasons. It is used mainly by horseback riders. From its terminus on Kirks Fork Trail #830, the Flatiron Ridge Trail climbs on a moderate grade to its intersection with East Fork Trail #832 at 2.3 miles. There is a large undeveloped campsite near the intersection with the East Fork Trail. This trail is heavily used from July through October, mainly by horseback riders.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No motorized over 50 inches wide allowed.
Closest Towns: Elk City, Idaho
Water: Surface water along Kirks Fork Trail #830 - must be treated for drinking
Restroom: No
Information Center: Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245

General Information

Directions: In Elk City, just past the Elk City Hotel on the left, turn left onto American River Road (American River-Selway Road #443) and continue past the Elk City Ranger Station. Stay right until you get to the gate at the junction with Road #1810. Road #1810 is closed to vehicles over 50-inches in width. Continue on Road #1810 to Kirks Fork Trail #830; via Kirks Fork Trail continue 1.9 miles to its intersection with Flatiron Ridge Trail #831.


Day Hiking

Day hike options. Enjoy the view.

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  Area/Length : 
2.9 miles

  Elevation : 
5260 feet - 5900 feet