This is a historic mining area along the south side of the Salmon River near Burgdorf, Idaho. There are also some active mines in the ... more »area. The Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness borders this district on the north and east. The elevation ranges from about 6000' to 8500'.
Most of the mines are private property and the owners wishes should be respected. It also indicates that access could be changed at any time.
My GPS tracks in the mining area are kind of scrambled, probably due to the steep terrain and trees, but all follow roads/trails. If the track indicates going over the side of the mountain, stay on the road next to it!
There are more mines, shafts, and structures in this immediate area that I have not explored, but these will get you started.
Mine shafts and structures should not be entered due to the danger that old dynamite and chemicals could be stored within. There is also a danger of cave-ins due to decayed timber in the mines. Be careful!
The main road (FR 318) to the mining area can be traveled by automobile, but a high clearance vehicle is better. Off FR 318 a high clearance vehicle is recommended, with a 4X4 being a better option. ATVs are better yet.
There is no cell phone service in this area. less «