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Public Access at Rinker Rock Creek Ranch

Rinker Rock Creek Ranch is free and open to the public for a variety of recreation opportunities.

Hours: Sunrise to sunset year-round.

User rules: Camping is strictly prohibited, no fires, firearms only for hunting, follow all state hunting and fishing regulations, hunting is permitted with access by foot and on designated motorized roads. No sage-grouse hunting and no trapping allowed. Pack out your trash, park in pullouts, do not drive over dry grass. Motorized vehicles are limited to designated roads: Rock Creek Road, Glendale Road, Hatty Gulch and East Fork Rock Creek Road. Seasonal restrictions may apply to all types of access.

Directions to the Historic Barn

  • From Hailey: From the traffic light in town center, go west on Bullion Street. This becomes Croy Creek Road. Follow this 4.5 miles to Rock Creek Road on the left (keep your eye out for a large metal sculpture of a male elk — turn left there). Follow Rock Creek Road 6.5 miles to the barn. Park in pullouts along Rock Creek Road.

  • From Hwy 75 and Hwy 20 Junction: Go west on US-20 for just over 5 miles to Rock Creek Road on the right (a dirt road between mile marker 172 and 173). Follow Rock Creek Road 4.5 miles to the barn. Park in pullouts along Rock Creek Road.

  • From Boise: Head east on 1-84 to Mountain Home. Take Exit 95 onto US20 N, then turn left after Magic Reservoir on Rock Creek Road (a dirt road between mile marker 172 and 173). Follow Rock Creek Road 4.5 miles to the Barn. Park in pullouts along Rock Creek Road.

Please enjoy

  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking on trails and roads
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Picnicking
  • Photography
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
Rock Creek Ranch Map

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
PO Box 681
Picabo, ID 83348

Phone: 208-721-4134

Email: cpacker@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/rock-creek

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