Bayhorse is an 1880s era ghost town. The Bayhorse Mines are silent now but a trip to the area will help you understand the trials and tribulations of this historic site. Managed as a unit of Land of the Yankee Fork State Park, Bayhorse demonstrates that historic preservation and recreational use can be mutually beneficial. Come visit our unique site and see if you agree! Bayhorse Town site will remain open for the summer season through Oct 15th. The Parking lot will be closed for the winter at that time. The ATV Trail System is open for year round use.


SW of Challis


From Challis - two miles south on Hwy 93 to Hwy 75 - turn left and head west on 75 for 8 miles. Turn right on Bayhorse Road and go 3.6 miles to the Bayhorse Townsite.

Nearest City


Street Address

Junction of Hwys 75 and 93
Challis ID, 83226

Mailing Address

HC 67, Box 2004
24424 Hwy 75
Challis ID, 83226


Summer, Fall, Spring


Open 7 days a week starting May 28th and running through October 15th.


$5.00/Vehicle entry fee, or use an annual State Park Passport.


Parking, Vault Toilets

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