Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Idaho Peak

Idaho Peak is one of New Denver's most spectacular attractions. Looming over the townsites of New Denver and Silverton the peak is the center of the mining history for the area. There is a road which travels 12 km from Sandon to the ridge top parking lot. A 30 minute hike along the ridge up to the peak and the old fire lookout offers incredible views of the Slocan Lake, Kokanee, Valhalla and Goat Range Provincial Parks and wildflowers covering all of the steep alpine slopes. The road is single lane dirt road not suitable for vehicles with low clearance, or oversized vehicles like campers. The road is open from early July until the snow flies again. I took my pedal bike up there yesterday from New Denver - 2 hrs 45 minutes at a nice steady pace. Link to my Photo Gallery

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