Craigmont – Reubens – Winchester Idaho Tourism

Craigmont - Reubens - Winchester Idaho TourismDepending on the time of year you visit your drive could be green, white or both. There are lots of surprises everywhere and Idaho’s flower, the Syringa, dots the hill side and if you’re lucky you may even seen an animal or two.
You will see some awesome engineering on the railroad tressles in the area. For an up close view of this railroad watch the following movies: Break Heart Pass and Wild Wild West these were both filmed in the area and some locals were in the movies!

How did Winchester get it’s name? The true story is a group of residents gathered at a home to choose a name. The rifles were counted, and it seems there were more Winchester rifles being carried than any other kind, thus the name Winchester, after the gun.

While in Winchester head to Winchester State Park for fishing, camping, nature trails, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and many other activities.

Craigmont is a rural community nestled among the gentle rolling hills of the Camas Prairie. Craigmont is a great place to stay because it is close to all types of recreation. Craigmont is less than an hours drive from some of the best Steelhead and Salmon fishing in the Pacific Northwest. It is also home to record book white tail deer and elk hunting. They also have world class white-water rafting and kayaking on the Lochsa, Selway and Salmon Rivers.

The sleepy little bedroom community of Reubens once boasted a citizenry of over 1,500 people. It has the only railroad “turn around” between Spalding and Grangeville and also the only cyclone to hit the Camas Prairie.

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