Nearest Town: Salmon
Site Size: 39 mile loop
Directions: From Salmon, ID 28 S for 19.4 mi to Tendoy; L (E) at mp 115.5 for 0.2 mi to T intersection; L (N) onto Lemhi Backroad for 3.5 mi; R (E) on Warm Spring Wood Rd (FR 185); follow up to Continental Divide (mp 18) and meander S to Horseshoe Bend Creek (mp 23) and Lemhi Pass (mp 25); R (W) on Agency Creek Rd to descend to Tendoy.
Description: In the open sagebrush hills, look for Northern Harrier, Golden Eagle, Greater Sage-Grouse, Horned Lark, Rock Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Sage Thrasher, Lazuli Bunting, Green-tailed Towhee, Brewer’s and Vesper Sparrows, and Brewer’s Blackbird. In the Douglas-fir and lodgepole pine forest, look for Blue Grouse, Great Gray Owl, Hammond’s and Dusky Flycatchers, Cassin’s Finch, Northern Goshawk, Gray and Steller’s Jays, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson’s and Hermit Thrushes, Pine Grosbeak, and Red Crossbill. In scattered aspen stands and riparian zones possible species include Ruffed Grouse, Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawks, Northern Goshawk, Calliope and Rufous Hummingbirds, Veery, and Spotted Towhee.
USFS (208) 768-2500
Salmon Chamber of Commerce 1-800-727-2540