Probably nowhere else can a person travel this far from civilization and still find public services like those in the Elk City / Dixie / Red River area.
Elk City, located on County Road 14, east of Grangeville, is a popular point for lovers of the back country.
The Elk City / Dixie area is located in the heart of the Nez Perce National Forest surrounded by three wilderness areas: Gospel Hump Wilderness, Frank Church Wilderness and Selway Bitterroot Wilderness. Hundreds of miles of groomed trails connect the area and provide a winter playground of beautiful scenery for visitors of all ages. Visitors who travel 16 miles south of Elk City will reach the Red River Ranger Station.
Another 16 miles will take you to the recreational community of Dixie. This is an excellent hunting area. There is a dirt airstrip here for those who like to fly to out of the way places.
Dixie celebrates the 4th of July with many familiar fun games and entertainment. Labor Day weekend is a fun holiday in Dixie.
Dispersal site camping is located along all open roads. Fishing, world class big game hunting, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling or wilderness access – the Elk City area has it all. You may wish to explore the gold mining areas and famous mines of the 1800’s. Supplies are available in Elk City for back country travel on foot or horse, snowmobile travel or camping. Visitors are welcome year-round.