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Boulder-White Clouds Council
Post Office Box 6313
Ketchum, Idaho 83340

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The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wilderness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life.
-- Ellen Burns Sherman


The Place - Boulder Mountains


Place Map     PLACE 1: White Cloud Peaks & High Lakes     PLACE 2: Boulder Mountains
PLACE 3: Salmon River Breaks     PLACE 4: East Fork Salmon River
PLACE 5: Herd Creek Highlands - Jerry Peak     PLACE 6: Corral-Horse Basin  

Soaking in Ryan Peak and the Boulder Mountains

Mountain goats can be seen on the sheer southern cliffs as you drive along the Big Wood River from Ketchum/Sun Valley toward Galena Summit. Black bear, mountain lion, gray wolf and elk inhabit untrailed drainages throughout the Boulders. The range stretches from Galena Summit, eastward to Trail Creek Summit and beyond.

Visit this Place:
Trailheads to the Boulder Mountains are located off Highway 75 between Ketchum and Galena Lodge. Also, from Sun Valley 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.

Maps: Sawtooth National Forest, Sawtooth National
Recreation Area and USGS maps for the area.

Boulder Mountains
Linked destinations are featured further on separate pages and/or in Outings Archives.
More featured hikes are coming soon!

Access: North Fork of the Big Wood River

  • Murdock Creek
  • East Fork of the North Fork
  • North Fork & West Pass
  • West Fork of the North Fork, Amber Lakes

Access: Boulder Creek Road

  • Boulder Basin
  • Left Boulder Creek
  • Silver Lake

Access: Highway75

  • Snow Creek Aspen Grove (Also, 1998 Outings Archives)
  • Easley Creek
  • Galena Lodge Trails
  • Harriman Trail (Galena to SNRA)
  • Gladiator Divide
  • Galena Summit & The Cross
  • Governorís Punchbowl

Access: Trail Creek Road northeast of Sun Valley

  • Trail Creek Beaver (& Moose) Ponds
  • Park Creek & High Ridge Trail
  • West Fork Trail Creek

Access: Trail Creek Road along Summit

  • Little Fall Creek Falls, Basin
  • Big Fall Creek Falls, Lake
  • Deep Creek
  • Lake Creek
  • Garden Creek
  • Burnt Creek
  • Pinto Creek
  • Swensen Butte

Access: North Fork Big Lost River Canyon (via Trail Creek Road)

  • Bartlett Creek
  • Grasshopper Creek
  • Horse Creek
  • Chicken Creek
  • Toolbox Creek-Herd Peak (Also, 1998 Outings Archives)
  • Slide Canyon Waterfall
  • Hunter Creek Summit (Also, 1999 Outings Archives)
  • East Pass Waterfall
  • Miller Canyon
  • North Fork Lake (Also, 1998 Outings Archives)
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