Chief Joseph Trail Ride
2021 Chief Joseph Trail Ride
Ride Date: August 1 – 6, 2021
2021 Chief Joseph Trail ride restrictions and precautions:
This has been confirmed with the U.S. Forest Service.
Currently, the USFS is working on FS Road 500, the Lolo Motorway. The Forest Service has received grant money to repair the motorway and this work will be continued in 2021 primarily between Liz Butte Road, Saddle Camp and to the east; phase one was completed in 2020. – The Forest Service will work with the contractor to avoid active road work from August 1 to 6, 2021; however, depending on road and weather conditions it may not be possible to completely avoid road work during this time period.
As of December 7, 2020, the USFS has not given ApHC permission for ANY trailers to be on the roads. For this reason, please plan for tent camping on the ride. While this may change as construction schedules are determined, we won’t know until much closer to the ride.
Additional requirements if the Forest Service does grant the right to have a limited number of trucks and trailers on the ride will include:
• Single axle trucks only – no dually trucks due to the narrow roadway. Total number of vehicles will be restricted.
• Bumper pull trailers only, no goosenecks allowed.
• No truck/trailer combinations over 40 feet in length from front bumper to back bumper.
• No camp trailers will be allowed due to the restriction on the number of vehicles allowed on roads.
Advisory notice to all ride participants:
• All horses should be shod due to some very rocky areas of the ride
• Large elevation changes will be a daily occurrence so horses must be conditioned for significant uphill and downhill riding
• Elevations on the trail can reach 6000 feet and nights will be cold. Be sure and provide you and your horse with sufficient clothing and equipment.
As more information becomes available, it will be posted on the ApHC Web site and Facebook page.
Address For Health Papers
Grangeville Rodeo Grounds N. Meadow & NE 4th Street Grangeville, ID 83530
Links of Interest
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Be sure to check the Department of Livestock and/or Agriculture websites for the requirements of EACH state you will be traveling through or returning to.