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Trailhead historical information sign at the Pulaski Tunnel Trail.

Hike the Pulaski Tunnel Trail – Wallace, Idaho

At the time of this writing, the Inland Northwest is facing extreme drought conditions. Extreme heat, early season burn bans, and numerous small wildfires throughout the region were an ominous kickoff to summer. Hopefully by the time late summer arrives we will be able to avoid catastrophic wildfire, but here’s a hike suggestion for contemplating …

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Blackboard chalk drawings.

Blackboard Marketplace – Wallace, Idaho

I wandered into the Blackboard Marketplace after a morning of skiing and afternoon of day drinking around the many bars and brewpubs of Wallace and had a surreal where-the-hell-am-I moment. Tucked into a beautifully-restored historic building, the Blackboard is like a choose-your-own adventure book with several boutique businesses in one. Anchoring the establishment is a …

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Old buildings on main street with a forested mountain in the background.

Wallace, Idaho Adventures: Hiking, Biking, History, Dining, and Nightlife

They still mine silver in the mountains around Wallace, Idaho—but equally rich treasures are above ground too. Wallace is a gateway to trails for every skill level of hiker and biker, while its small-town charm and quirky “live and let live” attitude is a pleasant contrast to bland corporate culture or bitter culture battles found …

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Person biking down a paved forest trail.

Trail Building Starts at New Wallace Bike Park

The new owners of Wallace, Idaho-based Silver Streak Zipline Tours aren’t letting any grass grow under their feet after purchasing the zip tour operation last year. Stemming from Waco, Texas, owners Scott and Gina Haney and their crew of trail builders are already hard at work on the next chapter of their outdoor adventure business: the construction …

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6 Reasons to Stay in Wallace, Idaho, for Your Next Ski Trip

By Dave Copelan Wallace, Idaho, has been in the charm business for most of its 135-year history.  During the boom days, a drink and a wink led many a lonely miner, businessman, or traveler to discover the charms of its storied red-light district. Today visitors are wooed in a different manner. There are literally dozens of …

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Fall is Prime Time for Biking Wallace, Idaho’s, World-Class Trails

Where to Stay and Trails to Ride In recent years, the latter half of Northwest summers have been plagued by days or weeks of wildfire smoke, which can make many outdoor recreation activities like biking more challenging. The silver lining is that autumn has become a prime time to beat the summertime smoke, heat, and …

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Bikers pedaling along a high trestle bridge on the Route the Hiawatha in North Idaho.

6 Early Season Bike Rides around Wallace, Idaho

Don’t let the perfect spring and early summer cycling season pass you by without planning a few days in the saddle riding some world-class North Idaho trails and bike routes. The historic mining town of Wallace, Idaho, is an up-and-coming biking hub with its easy access to the 73-mile, paved Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes; …

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