White Clouds Wilderness Area

Bureau of Land Management, Idaho.

Idaho is home to some of the newest Wilderness in the nation including the beautiful Boulder-White Clouds complex of central Idaho. These protected areas, designated in August 2015, preserve approximately 276,000 acres of high mountain backcountry with crystal lakes and abundant wildlife. The BLM manages 450 acres in the White Clouds Wilderness. This mountainous and dry area features hiking, fishing, hunting, and equestrian use, as well as opportunities to just get away and enjoy some solitude, great vistas and the natural environment with minimal impacts.

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Access the White Clouds Wilderness from the Little Boulder Recreation Site, about 35 miles southeast of Challis, Idaho. From Challis, travel south on Highway 93 for 2 miles, turn right onto Highway 75 and travel approximately 17 miles to the East Fork Salmon River Road. Turn left onto the East Fork Road, and travel another 20 miles. The Little Boulder Recreation Site will be on the left side of the road.

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