CHALLIS — The Lombard Trail, a trail dedicated to Idaho Parks & Recreation board member Ernest Lombard, is an ATV trail that connects the Land of the Yankee Fork State Park headquarters in Challis to the mining ghost town of Bayhorse.
Located in scenic central Idaho, the town of Custer started out in 1879 as the little sister to bigger Bonanza City (also a ghost town), two miles north. Where gold glimmered yesterday, it often means intriguing gold rush ghost towns are found today. Custer is a prime example. Read more about the gold mining ghost town of Custer, Idaho at http://www.goldrushtradingpost.com/custer__idaho
Burgdorf - Burgdorf was not a mining camp. Rather, it was a “Resort” where people came to enjoy the benefits of its natural hot springs. Fritz and Jeanette Burgdorf were a hospitable and it was Fritz who first saw the advantages of the springs. He secured a deed to the property in 1870, built a hotel and way station. The hotel served as a social gathering place for parties and celebrations during the holidays.