Places to Visit: Grangeville Idaho

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Grangeville Idaho

Just an hour and a half north of McCall, this scenic small town on the Camas Prairie of central Idaho is rich in Old West history. Read More

  • Explore this historic town rich in Old West history. 
  • Surrounded by multiple rivers, national forests, and wilderness areas, outdoor recreational opportunities are abundant. 
  • Hells Canyon - North America’s deepest canyon - is less than an hour away. 
  • Plenty of fishing and hunting for the avid sportsman.

Overview

This historic small town is surrounded by four scenic national forests, six different rivers, and five designated wilderness areas. Needless to say, there are plenty of places to explore and a variety of recreational options to enjoy in Grangeville. Although Lewis and Clark came through the region in 1805, Grangeville didn’t exist until 1876. The area’s history includes a war between the Nez Perce Indians and the settlers.

Location

Grangeville is located in north central Idaho, just 97 miles north of McCall.

Services & Amenities

You’ll find plenty of old-fashioned hospitality during your stay in Grangeville. For a bite to eat there are a handful of restaurants and delis. Lodging accommodations include several hotels and two or three B&Bs. There are also a few RV parks.

Activities

Grangeville is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. During the winter there is tubing, skiing, and snowmobiling. In the warmer months you can go whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and camping. Anglers can enjoy fishing for trout or salmon in the nearby rivers, lakes and streams, while hunters can scout for elk, black bear, deer and other game in the forests and wilderness areas.

Attractions

  • Bicentennial Historical Museum - Immerse yourself in the local history with a visit to the Bicentennial Historical Museum, open Wednesday and Friday afternoons between June 1 and September 30th.
  • Hot Springs - There are four natural hot springs in the area for a relaxing soak after a long hike or bike ride.
  • Hells Canyon - Less than an hour away you can explore the breathtaking scenery of Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

Getting Here

The drive from Grangeville to McCall is 97 miles and takes about an hour and a half. Take Hwy 95 south to New Meadows, then head south on Hwy 55 to McCall. Along the way you might spot wildlife such as deer, black bear, elk, or bighorn sheep in the scenic countryside. If you have time, stop and visit the Rapid River Salmon Hatchery just a few miles south of Riggins.

Other Grangeville Idaho Resources

Grangeville, Idaho

Founded during the gold rush, Grangeville, Idaho is the county seat for Idaho County.