PO Box 1022, McCall, ID 83638
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CHECKPOINTS

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CHECKPOINt LOCATIONS & DRIVING DIRECTIONS

New for 2021, all races start at Lake Cascade Boat Ramp. Finishes vary based on the race and include The Little Ski Hill (100 mile), Lake Cascade Boat Ramp (300 mile) and Platt Checkpoint in Donnelly (Junior Race).

Other checkpoints include Wye Campground, Smith’s Ferry and the new remote checkpoint at 3rd Fork Cabin (not accessible by road).

To best immerse yourself in the entire race experience, visiting a checkpoint is a must!  Each has a unique atmosphere and band of volunteers to make your race experience a highlight!

Be sure to check out LIVE TRACKER (link will be on the front of our website) which uses GPS trackers to better plan your arrival at checkpoints

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CASCADE LAKE CHECKPOINT

This checkpoint is at the eastern shore of Cascade Lake in Cascade Lake State Park. The boat ramp parking will be reserved for Mushers and their dog trucks but parking will be available along the road bordering Lake Cascade.  This will be a great opportunity to see the Start and Finish of many races as well as the long travel of the teams all along  the shores of Cascade Lake.

Driving Directions: From N Main Street in Cascade go south on Old State Hwy ½ mile to the lake shore. The
checkpoint will be in the park on the right side of the boat ramp.

PLATT WARMING HUTT CHECKPOINT

A combination warming hut and groomer garage at the intersection of
West Mountain Road and No Business Rd.

Teams will be parked in an open field across the road east of the warming hut.

Driving Directions: From Donnelly go west 3.7 miles on W Roseberry Rd. to West Mountain Rd., then turn right
and go north 1.3 miles to Platt Warming Hutt.

WYE TRAILHEAD & CAMPGROUND CHECKPOINT

A campground at the north end of the Weiser River Trail.
This will be a Tent setup with electricity.

Driving directions: From New Meadows go west six miles on Hwy 95 and turn left at Tamarack View Dr. and WYE Campground sign, then follow the road east 1/2 mile to the checkpoint.

LITTLE SKI HILL

100 Mile Race Finish
The Little Ski Hill, 3635 Hwy 55, McCall, ID

The Little Ski Hill has a great viewing deck looking over the 100 mile race finish line as well as the ability to be right along the trail as the racers come in.

Driving directions:  From downtown McCall, ID take HWY 55 approximately 2.5 miles towards New Meadows.  The Little Ski Hill will be on your left.


3RD FORK CABIN CHECKPOINT (REMOTE)

Remote Backcountry Access Only.

New for the 2021 300 mile race will be the addition of a new remote checkpoint.  It is not road accessible and is only accessed via snowmobile.





SMITH’S FERRY CHECKPOINT

The checkpoint is at Wellington Snow Park and has ample parking.

Driving Directions: From McCall take HWY 55 south 48 miles. The checkpoint is on the west side of the highway 1/8th
mile south of Cougar Mountain Lodge