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Steamboat Gulch Tubing Hill, Idaho City, Idaho, USA
Idaho

Steamboat Gulch is a small canyon terminating about a mile east on highway 21 from Idaho City, Idaho, USA.  In this canyon is a tubing hill, referred to as the Steamboat Gulch Tubing Hill.  The tubing hill is frequented by many in the winter months as a fun place to tube, snowmobile, winter picnic or just enjoy the crisp, clean outdoor winter weather.  This image was taken on new-years day 2013 at the base of the main tubing runs. 

It wasn't long ago that coming here meant you had to have a 4-wheel drive and if not a holiday, you might find you had the hill to yourself.  As of late, the tubing hill is still free but someone has taken to clearing the half-mile road from highway 21 and parking lot and is charging $10/car-load to park.  The clearing of the road and parking lot has enabled access to 2-wheel drive vehicles and the growing popularity of the place is now producing fairly large crowds.  There were at least 200 people there the day this image was taken. 

Many bring firewood, stoves and food and eat near their vehicles.  It's not uncommon to smell hotdogs roasting, pots of chili brewing and heaven knows how many gallons of hot chocolate and coffee are on site.

Laughter is in the air, new friends made and a great time had by all.  The tubing hills are moderate - not terribly steep but not slow either.  The place has no official supervision or apparent management.  There are no services of any kind any closer than the mile and a half drive back to Idaho City - so bring what you need to have a good time.

Don't have $10?... park 1000 feet down the road and walk.  All the fun is then free.  Oh, and bring your own first-aid kit if you're accident-prone.

Copyright: Calvin k mcdonald
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Uploaded: 02/01/2013
Updated: 13/08/2014
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Tags: idaho; idaho city; tubing; winter
  • Mary over 1 year ago
    anyone know what the $10 goes to since this is state land?
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