Grangeville

Play in our Mammoth Backyard

Year Established: 1897

3,141 Population

3,399' Elevation

Average Temp: Summer 67F
Winter 31F

Originally founded in the 1860s as a commercial center to supply the mining camps at Florence and Buffalo Hump, today Grangeville is the hub of the agriculturally rich Camas Prairie. It sits adjacent to the Nez Perce National Forest and Gospel-Hump Wilderness Area, within 15 minutes of the Salmon River to the south and South Fork
of the Clearwater River to the east.

Whether you’re visiting Grangeville during the winter or summer months, immerse yourself in the outdoors with panoramic vistas and nature-filled adventure.

Whatever it is you enjoy, you’ll find a variety of fun things to do here and around Grangeville. Try a juicy steak of local grass-fed beef at a local steakhouse, sample regional wines and microbrews at a bistro or delectable sweets at a local bakery. Explore dozens of unique, locally-owned shops on Main Street, or enjoy the fountain and mural at Heritage Square. The Border Days Rodeo— Idaho’s oldest—takes place every Fourth of July holiday.

 

The discovery of gold in 1898 at the base of Buffalo Hump started one of the last major gold rushes in the western United States. Remnants of placer mines, diggings, and abandoned boom towns are still evident. Prospecting and mining continue today in the Gospel Hump Wilderness area.

Watch the saddle-makers ply their craft in the tradition of the old west at The Ray Holes Saddle Company, one of America’s oldest saddle manufacturers.

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