At 9803 feet high,
Caribou Mountain is viewed from SH
34 between Mileposts 85.0 and 91.9. Gold was discovered
there in 1870. It created an economic boom for the region
that went as far south as Salt Lake City. Caribou Mountain
and its story is very important to the history of this part
of Idaho. It is another microcosm of western settlement
history available on the Pioneer Historic Byway.