Archaeological excavations in 1970 provided a glimpse into the early use of bison.
Several glass beads, many stone tools and points dating to a wide variety of time frames, and the bones of about 30 bison were located during the excavation.
Custer/Bonanza These two sister cities were once booming with people set on finding their futures in gold.
Beginning in 1870, the area attracted gold seekers searching its streams and mountains.
Within six years, the mining communities of Custer and Bonanza sprang to life.
Land of Yankee Fork has several interesting historical sites including the Challis Bison Kill site, the ghost towns of Custer, Bayhorse and Bonanza and the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge. If you enjoy hiking, ATV or motorbike riding, Land of the Yankee Fork provides outstanding trail opportunities.
Primitive and developed camping opportunities are available on adjacent National Forest and BLM lands.