Elk Bend

Elk Bend Idaho is a peaceful unincorporated community located in Lemhi County just 21 miles North of Salmon Idaho along Hwy 93 North.

Elk Bend was the home of the notorious “Dugout Dick”. This was once popular tourist spot for visitors to see his amazing caverns he hand dug out into the side of the mountains. He made these caves his home in his continual quest for gold until he passed away at the age of 94.

Community activities are predominately organized by the active Elk Bend Idaho Fire Department.


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