Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, ID

US Forest Service

Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

The Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness lies within the boundaries of four national forests and seven ranger districts. Its rugged peaks and connection to four national forests make this a popular destination...[more]




From Grangeville, Idaho travel east on State Highway 14 to the junction with Forest Road (FR) 222. Follow FR 222 to the junction of FR 468, Magruder Corridor (65 miles east of Grangeville). The Magruder Corridor was created in 1980, leaving a unique road that enables a traveler to drive between two wildernesses; the 1.2 million-acre Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness to the north, and the 2.3-million-acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness to the south. The east end of the Magruder Corridor is 0.8 miles south of West Fork Ranger Station (18 miles southwest of Darby, Montana). The wilderness can also be accessed from in Idaho from FR 223, Selway River Road; Wilderness Gateway Campground on State Highway 12; and FR 360, Elk Summit. Access points in Montana are Lost Horse and Lake Como.

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