Elk City Wagon Road For OHV Driving

The 2nd most popular off-highway vehicle trail in Idaho.

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Northeast of Grangeville and northwest of Elk City in the Nez Perce National Forest, the Elk City Wagon Road is a 53 mile route open to OHV users. This unpaved, single-lane road takes about 6 hours to drive. There are a few narrow, tight switchbacks. This former wagon road route originated from the Southern Nez Perce Trail, a trail used by Native Americans to travel from the Camas Prairie in Idaho to the Bitterroot Valley in Montana.

To reach the trailhead from Grangeville, go east on SR 13 (Harpster Grade Road) for 13 miles to the town of Harpster. Turn right at the sign in town for the Elk City Wagon Road. The route climbs to the east and eventually arcs to the southeast and reaches SR 14 a few miles west of Elk City.

Note: there are no established campgrounds along the route, but primative camping is permitted.

Overall, Elk City Wagon Road is the 2nd most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 12 OHV routes in Idaho.

Elk City Wagon Road OHV Driving Map



Local Contact(s):  NPNF (208) 842-2245 or (208) 983-1950; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820.

Best Season:  July - Sept.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Red River Campground; NFS Ditch Creek Campground

Breakfast Restaurant:  Tiffy's Cafe, Elk City

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/nezperce

GPS:  45.98719, -115.96308

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  8/18/2016

ID:  16169

Elk City Wagon Road OHV Driving Map


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