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Rocky Bar

By coolsen - Posted on 12 January 2018

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  • Site # 3
  • GPS Coordinates: N43.68875 W115.28907
  • Elevation: 5281 feet
  • Benchmark Page: 63
  • Benchmark Coordinates: E7 Idaho
  • Ride Difficulty: 2


Rocky Bar is a ghost town in Elmore County, Idaho.  At its height in the late 19th century, Rocky Bar boasted a population of over 2,500 and served as county seat of Alturas County from 1864 to 1882.  It was also the original county seat of Elmore County when it was created in 1889.  Rocky Bar was founded in December 1863 soon after gold was discovered along the nearby Feather River.  Within two years it became the main settlement in the area and was even considered as a possible capital for Idaho Territory.  The town was destroyed by fire in 1892.  Although it was rebuilt, afterwards it began a slow decline.  Rocky Bar has not had a permanent population since the 1960s.,_Idaho


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Posted by englund on 2018-05-01 04:38

Always a nice ride

Posted by sage on 2018-05-07 08:16

 Day was nearly complete. Severe wind,rain,snow,hail, and intermittent sunshine.

Posted by Cuprum Hermit on 2018-05-13 19:15

 Always a great ride between Atlanta and Rocky Bar!

Posted by gmountai on 2018-06-17 18:39

 My wife's helmet covered it but the population of Rocky Bar on the 4th of July was 14.

Posted by rwhopp on 2018-07-04 21:30

 siiverspurs and Gayon Holdaway at Rocky Bar

Posted by silverspurs on 2018-07-16 21:58

 Trucked the bikes to Featherville with Arden and Craig because it was raining most of the day. Rode the 8 miles from Featherville to rocky Bar and then back to the truck. Loaded them up again and drove to Baumgartner Hot Springs and soaked for about an hour.

Posted by shutterman on 2018-08-27 19:14

Photo taken August 27 on a group ride with Arden Hill and Doug Patchin.  We visited the Baumgarten Hot Springs after this for a good soak.

Posted by coolsen on 2018-09-04 08:18

oldnut @ 2018 challenge site #3-Rocky Bar

Posted by oldnut on 2018-10-02 17:43

oldnut @ Rocky Bar

try #2

Posted by oldnut on 2018-10-02 17:52

 smcintosh visited 8/6. First trip to Rocky Bar - very cool place!

Posted by smcintosh on 2018-10-28 13:47

 Fun ride.  Arden at rocky.

Posted by AGHill on 2018-11-27 11:38

Another great ride to Rocky Bar.

Posted by Trent on 2018-11-28 17:22