Trail Creek Road

Sawtooth National Forest

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NF-51
Sun Valley, ID 83353
208-622-5371
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GPS: 43.737, -114.3005

Last Price Paid: $0
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 6261 ft
Max Stay: 16
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

7 people have reviewed this location.

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
34 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

Vicaribus would stay here again

“Amazing views, close to town and hikes, cell service depends on your spot”

Reviewed Jun 29, 2018

Overall Rating

This is one of our favorite boondocking spots ever. Amazing views of the mountains in every direction, a river to explore and cool off in and close proximity to town and everything else you need. The spot we ended up parked in had mediocre cell service but if we stepped a few feet toward the road we got better coverage and there was... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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17 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 0
“Beautiful and scenic, but no Verizon 4G, even with a Weboost”

Reviewed Jun 08, 2018

Overall Rating

Didn't stay. Beautiful and scenic, but no Verizon 4G, even with a Weboost

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0bars
Verizon

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34 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

33andfree would stay here again

“Small Spots with Beautiful Views”

Reviewed Aug 23, 2017

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When we were here last year, upon arrival, I was not happy with this area. The sites are small, it's close to the road and the gravel road that you drive on (in parts) is horrible. So we skipped it. This year, we wanted to be closer to Boundary Campground (because of friends) and so we checked it out again. We ended up getting the very... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Partylikeits1995

25 Lance 1995
44 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

Partylikeits1995 would stay here again

“Great free camping close to beautiful hikes and town”

Reviewed Aug 13, 2017

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We loved our spot off of Trail Creek Road. Beautiful views, close to several great day hikes and easy to bike into town on a paved bike path starting at the established campground down the road. Access was a little tough on us since most of the sites were full when we arrived. We drove down past these gps coordinates to a second entran... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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SubaruVagabond

Subaru Outback
47 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 9

SubaruVagabond would stay here again

“Nice Boondocking Close to Ketchum”

Reviewed Aug 07, 2017

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I came here on spur of the moment, and I ended up quite enjoying it. I would have stayed longer if I didn't find another spot I like even more for now. On the way in, you pass a USFS ranger station that can be super helpful if you have any questions about the area. There's also a paid campground (Boundary Campground) on the way in, ... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 16

Travels Over The Edge would stay here again

“Best place we've ever dry camped”

Reviewed Jul 30, 2017

Overall Rating

Such an amazing spot right on a river overlooking sun valley's ski area, and within biking distance to awesome biking and hiking trails. You can fill up your water for free at the NF campground (Boundary Campground) down the road. There are several sites right along trail Creek Rd to the left before a small hill with trees on each si... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Dave Burns

Airstream '27FB International
2014 Ford F250
27 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

Dave Burns would stay here again

“Dispersed camping close to town, but feels like you are all alone”

Reviewed Jun 18, 2017

Overall Rating

The is an area east of Ketchum that is sprinkled with free boondocking sites. One must pay attention to the signage, as sites are limited to either 3 or 16 days and it's easy to mix up which is which. Access to town and hiking/biking trails could not be easier. Voice and cellular data is very good (T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T... more

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Wildflowers & Wine in Idaho

Idaho in July is blissful. The sun shining on the largest untouched, protected wilderness area in the US... yup, you guessed it, I wanted to stay forever (or at least for the entire summer ;). Running...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
Pets:
  • pets

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