Mt. Borah Trailhead and Camping Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Borah Trailhead

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.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations taken
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $5.00/Night for single unit
Open Season: 5/20
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Mackay
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: The following passes are good for 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 driver’s license. ACCESS PASS – Available FREE of charge to US citizens that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability that severely limits one or more major life activities.  Must be maintained in person with written proof of disability. 
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

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.


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Amenities

Picnic tables 5
Toilets vault toilet
Parking
Tent camping 5 Sites
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.133601

  Longitude : 
-113.837293

  Elevation : 
7200

 

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