ATV Trip Guide: Silver City, Idaho

This photo was taken during a weekend ride in Silver City, Idaho. It is a great place to ride, and has lots of varied terrain.

When
Silver City can get a little crowded during events and on weekends. If you want seclusion, go off-season or during the week. The Fourth of July is a big family event with old-fashioned games and such. Little Billy and Susie would be better off staying at home, ya dig?

Where
The Idaho Hotel was first built in 1863 in nearby Ruby City, but a few years later the hotel was moved a mile away to its current location in Silver City. Haul your quad there and stay a few nights. I recommend making reservations in advance by calling (208) 583-4104 or hit the net at www.historicsilvercityidaho.com. Tell them Mike Calabro sent you and they just might charge you extra (I mean less)... it's doubtful, but worth a try.

How
Check out the website for directions. Call ahead for road conditions and fill your gas tanks. The only gas in Silver City is created by the chili.

Eat
Don't bring your own food. It weighs too much, and besides, the hotel makes the best pie in the state. Seriously, try the Jerri-berry pie!