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    Originally posted by Tom

    : Are the roads that go off the highways to Silver City and Delamar Idaho dirt roads and are they in good condition during the summer? I'm interested in visiting these sites next summer.


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    Default Re: Silver City, Idaho

    Originally posted by Howard

    : The roads off the main highway are dirt for the most part. The best paved road is through Jordan Valley Oregon to Delamar Mine as they improved the road when the mine is operating. I would suggest a high clearance rig, and at least waiting until Mid-april. If you snowmobile, a lot of the people use them in the wintertime. Our snow has been sparse and if it isn't frozen mud is sometimes a problem, particularly on the Oregon side of the range. I'm sure that the Owyhee County sheriff can give you an update on the roads. Great area to visit


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    Default Re: Silver City, Idaho

    Originally posted by Tom

    : Thanks for the info; If I do go there it will be either June or July.


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    Default Re: Silver City, Idaho

    Originally posted by Rachel

    : I just visited Silver City, Idaho last summer, and the roads (though they are dirt) were surprisingly well-maintained. My sister's older minivan made it up there with no problems. I'm planning on going to Silver City's open house this September; they open up a bunch of private buildings the weekend after Labor Day that you can't see any other time of the year, and you can stay in the old Idaho Hotel (which has been renovated) while you're there.
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    : : Are the roads that go off the highways to Silver City and Delamar Idaho dirt roads and are they in good condition during the summer? I'm interested in visiting these sites next summer.



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    Default Re: Silver City, Idaho

    Originally posted by Matthew

    : : Thanks for the info; If I do go there it will be either June or July.

    : I was just up there for the opening weekend (5-23 to 5-26) and the roads are excellent, be carefull coming back off of new york summit, you will want to stop every mile or half mile to let your breaks cool down. who ever asked the question e-mail me at mjml86@aol.com and i will give you more information about anything you need to know! : )


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    Default silver city

    I personally have never been to silver city yet as I don't want to go alone. But they just ran a 2 page article on it in the Idaho Statesman about the man who does the winter maintenence. Have been told it is beautiful there and I know in the wintertime it is only accesible by snow mobile '' weather permitting" and it is accesible by car in summer.

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    I went to Silver City a year and a half ago while visiting my sister who lives in Idaho. It was incredible!! I say it is a definite must see, I plan on going there again hopefully sometime soon. Every September they hold an open house and you can stay at the historic Idaho Hotel in town (some rooms have beds, some don't) and a lot of privately owned buildings that are not open to the public the rest of the year are opened to the public for just that one weekend. It is always the weekend after Labor Day. If you want to check out my pictures of Silver City, go to www.desertislands.org and click on the Silver City, Idaho link (it's a website dedicated to the Great Basin in Utah and Nevada, but they decided to add this one little link to Silver City, ID just for me). Enjoy!

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    I did make my visit to Silver City as I had planned back in August. I think Silver City gives more of a feel then any other for what it was like to have lived in such a place in its hey day since it is such a remote location - more so then any other site I've visited.

    Of all the structures I think the most interesting is that old brewing vat. I submitted a photo of it along with others after I returned, but don't think it's been posted to the Silver City page yet.

    Had I not have had reservations in Twin Falls I would have seriously considered staying at the old Idaho Hotel for the night. The rates were about the same as for the Motel 6 in Twin Falls where I did stay.

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    I got a picture of that brewing vat, I believe I even put it on my Silver City ID page at www.desertislands.org. I didn't believe it was really a brewing vat, (never seen anything like it before in my life). Quite colorful, that's for sure. As for the rates at the Idaho Hotel, was it for a room with or without a bed? The rooms on the third floor of the hotel don't have beds; you have to provide your own sleeping bag, air mattress, etc. Really cheap rooms though, about $16. But I was staying at my sister's house just outside Twin Falls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostdancer
    I did make my visit to Silver City as I had planned back in August. I think Silver City gives more of a feel then any other for what it was like to have lived in such a place in its hey day since it is such a remote location - more so then any other site I've visited.

    Of all the structures I think the most interesting is that old brewing vat. I submitted a photo of it along with others after I returned, but don't think it's been posted to the Silver City page yet.

    Had I not have had reservations in Twin Falls I would have seriously considered staying at the old Idaho Hotel for the night. The rates were about the same as for the Motel 6 in Twin Falls where I did stay.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost_town_huntress
    I got a picture of that brewing vat, I believe I even put it on my Silver City ID page at www.desertislands.org. I didn't believe it was really a brewing vat, (never seen anything like it before in my life). Quite colorful, that's for sure. As for the rates at the Idaho Hotel, was it for a room with or without a bed? The rooms on the third floor of the hotel don't have beds; you have to provide your own sleeping bag, air mattress, etc. Really cheap rooms though, about $16. But I was staying at my sister's house just outside Twin Falls.

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    The rates were around 44 dollars; something like that so I guess that would be for a room with a bed. I don't recall being told anything about rooms without a bed.

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