Filled with history and adventure, at almost 6,000 feet elevation the warm summer days, cool nights offer plenty of ways to relax and enjoy the scenic sights and sites.
Centered around the county seat of Dubois (pronounced: Due-boys) astride Interstate 15, rodeos, county fairs and community events abound. With less than 1 person per square mile, the 1765 square mile county offers freedom from crowds, traffic, and congestion and a place be yourself.
The Nez Perce National Historic Trail meanders through the rugged area and visitors can picture the struggles of some 750 Nez Perce Indians led by Chief Joseph (“I will fight no more forever”) as they fled pursuing U.S. Calvary troops in an attempt to reach Canada and avoid being placed on a reservation.
Looking for a wild west experience? The area offers several working ranches where guests can “get down and get dirty” with cowboys and ranchhands. From cattle drives to hayrides the world looks better from on the back of a horse.
If camping is your thing there’s plenty of room and nearby attractions make it a base for your day trips to Monida or Porcupine Pass, Soldier’s Grave or the Lost Gold Trails Byway.
Established February 1, 1919 with its county seat at Dubois. Named for Sam K. Clark, early settler on Medicine Lodge Creek who became the first State Senator from Clark County. The city of Dubois was named for U.S. Senator Fred Dubois, a prominent Idaho political figure in early history.