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Elk-City is located within the Nez Perce National Forest of North Central Idahos Rocky Mountains. Half of this 2.2 million-acre national forest is a wilderness area of unparalleled natural beauty. You can visit historic gold camps and stage stops, fish in pristine streams and rivers, camp beside mountain lakes, and marvel at the wide variety of wildlife. Just a few of the recreational activities available near Elk City include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, skiing and snowmobiling. Trout fishing is spectacular in the South Fork of the Clearwater, the Red River, Crooked River, Meadow Creek, American River and many back country lakes in the wilderness area. You can also enjoy a day trip down the Salmon River to swim or fish. ATV riding is available on designated trails and forest roads in the national park and hunting is available in the fall. The Nez Perce National Forest also offers many wonderful opportunities for nature photography. The Elk City Hotel and Gift Shop, which is open year round, offers visitor information and a historical display, along with a gift shop.

Surrounding areas: Grangeville, Idaho (14.9 mi)

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Elk City Weather & Climate

North Central Idaho has a four-season climate. Located within the northern latitude, Idaho's Northern Panhandle has summer days that are long and sunny, with just enough rain to keep things very green and pretty. Temperatures can range from very warm in the summer to very cold in the winter. The major mountain ranges accumulate a deep snow cover in the winter. In spring, the melting snow pack provides irrigation water for the lower regions of the state. The major source of moisture for northern Idaho is the Pacific Ocean, although in summer there are some exceptions when moisture-laden air is brought in from the south.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 35°F 11°F 3.39 in. -
February 41°F 14°F 2.51 in. -
March 47°F 20°F 2.62 in. -
April 54°F 26°F 2.69 in. -
May 62°F 33°F 3.26 in. -
June 71°F 39°F 3.14 in. -
July 80°F 41°F 1.90 in. -
August 81°F 38°F 1.45 in. -
September 72°F 32°F 1.75 in. -
October 59°F 26°F 2.07 in. -
November 41°F 20°F 3.22 in. -
December 33°F 11°F 3.14 in. -

Elk City Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Idaho County airport (S80) located about 44 miles west of Elk City in Grangeville, Idaho.

Elk City Attractions

 
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