Dry Saddle Trailhead


Dry Saddle trailhead is one of the major trailheads accessing the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness lying north of the Salmon River. It provides access to many high mountain lakes along Sheep Hill Trail #575. It is only a 10-mile hike to Sheep Hill Lookout. A loading ramp is provided for stock. The 250 degree view from the trailhead is spectacular!

At a Glance

Fees No Fee.
Restrictions: Not recommended for low-clearance vehicles, motor homes or vehicles towing trailers.
Closest Towns: Elk City, Idaho
Water: No drinking water provided
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245

General Information

Directions: From State Highway 14, turn south onto Red River-Dixie Road #222. Follow Road #222 past Red River Ranger Station (now closed) to its junction with Nezperce Trail Road #468. Turn east onto Road #468 and follow approximately 33 miles to the trailhead.

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The way into the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
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