Idaho Geocaching at Silver Mountain Resort
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The high-tech hide and seek game of geocaching has come to Idaho, and you're invited to join in on the fun. Stop by Silver Mountain Sports located in the Gondola Village to rent your GPS and get everything you need to start your geocaching adventure. Silver Mountain offers a variety of geocaches in multiple locations with varying difficulty levels that are sure to satisfy even the most avid outdoor geocaching enthusiast.
GPS units are available for rent at Silver Mountain Sports for $30 for a full day and $15 for a half day. Instructional videos for the GPS are are available, as well as an intro to geocaching DVD.
Silver Mountain Caches:
The original contents of the geocaches placed by Silver Mountain are family oriented, but as the contents changes with every visit, there's no guarantee of what you may find inside.
Broken Choker Bar
This scenic overlook is a small picnic area that has been constructed out of a broken choker bar that was used for logging in Idaho many years ago. It is easily accessible, and you can even drive to within 100 feet of the cache. If you found the Morning Star Lodge cache easily and want to take your geocaching skills out into the wild, this is the cache for you. Difficulty: 2
Picnic Rock is a beautifully hidden rock outcropping that overlooks Idaho's Silver Valley. This geocache is harder to find as sudden elevation changes at the location increase the area that is necessary to search, as well as provide excellent hiding places. This geocache is accessible on foot, but a downhill mountain bike is highly recommended in order to make your geocaching experience more enjoyable. Difficulty: 5
This geocache is designed to allow you to enjoy the view from atop Idaho's Kellogg Peak. A great family geocache, this location makes for an excellent afternoon adventure, and offers the perfect setting for a picnic. Keep an eye out for grazing wildlife! Difficulty: 3
Morning Star Village
Set up as a training geocache so you can familiarize yourself with your GPS before you take off up the mountain. This geocache is located within the village itself, so if you're unfamiliar with the outdoors, give this cache a try as your first Idaho GPS treasure hunting experience. Difficulty: 1
Located off of the nature trail, this geocache is designed as an excellent afternoon adventure for the entire family. Only about a half-mile from the Mountain Haus, it makes for a wonderful, educational, outdoor experience. Don't forget to look up at the beautiful Idaho scenery. Difficulty: 4