The outing will be about two hours long on moderately steep terrain at approximately 6,800 feet elevation. The walk is open to the public and kids are welcome. Registration is requested by contacting the Mountain Home Ranger District at 587-7961.
Sturdy hiking shoes, sunscreen, water, snacks, and a light jacket are recommended. There is a $5 day use fee per vehicle at Shafer Butte.
A variety of natural features will be discussed. The area is known for its rich diversity of flowers, birds and butterflies. In addition, the geology of this area so prominently a part of Boise will be discussed.
Shafer Butte picnic area is approximately 3 miles past Bogus Basin ski area (turn right at the signed road junction and proceed to the Shafer Butte picnic area, adjacent to the Mores Mountain trailhead). Bogus Basin ski area is located approximately 16 miles north of Boise on Bogus Basin Road.
For more information, contact the Mountain Home Ranger District at