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By coolsen - Posted on 12 January 2018

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  • Site # 1
  • GPS Coordinates: N44.45875 W113.26972
  • Elevation: 7160 feet
  • Benchmark Page: 56
  • Benchmark Coordinates: D3 Idaho
  • Ride Difficulty: 1


Snug in rural Idaho between Idaho Falls and Salmon, the green expanse of Lemhi County's high altitude prairies showcases the ghost town of Gilmore -- as well as its twin, Nicholia.  Of the two, far more remains of Gilmore than one might think: an abandoned hotel, post office, and a few small remnants laid out in a cluster in the shadow of Sheep Mountain.  Its name was a misspelling of John T. Gilmer, the owner of a western stage company, and perhaps if it had been named accurately it would have survived.  Today the railroad tracks that brought its residents are long-gone, but the main road through the town's post-apocalyptic remnants creates an eerie thrill unlike any other.

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