Gospel Hump Wilderness Cabin

A magnificent setting that only the most adventurous have seen. Located within the pristine Gospel Hump Wilderness, this property sits just below Buffalo Hump. Deep in the back-country and accessed by a 4-wheel-drive only dirt road.

In 1978, Congress recognized 200,000+ acres of undeveloped federal as the Gospel-Hump Wilderness. Elevations range from 1970 ft on the Salmon River to 8940 ft at the summit of Buffalo Hump. Gospel Peak and Buffalo Hump areas were used by the Nez Perce Indians long before settlers. As part of their seasonal subsistence, they hunted game and fished the Salmon River.

In 1898 an extensive gold vein was revealed at the base of Buffalo Hump. The discovery touched off one of the last major gold rushes in the western United States. As a result, thousands of prospectors moved in, and two wagon roads were built so supplies could be moved. The mining boom subsided in 1903. However, remnants of placer mines, diggings, and abandoned boom towns are still evident today.

These deeded mountainous acreages are populated with pine forests, granite rocks, and the stunning Hump Lake. It is one of a handful of private ownerships within this vast primitive area in north-central Idaho. The property could include the Virginia, Dice, Alligator, and Improvement Lode mining claims. All of which were patented in the early 1900s.


There are two cabins on the property, both run off solar power, with propane for the appliances and a backup generator.  The main cabin sits atop a rock knoll that allows for a panoramic view with emphasis on Hump Lake. It has three bedrooms plus a sleeping loft, a full bathroom, kitchen, dining room, and living room with a cozy wood stove.  The second cabin features a large deck with a soaker hot tub. In addition, there is one bedroom plus a sleeping loft, one full bathroom, a kitchen, and a great room.  Additionally, the shop is a great location to keep your recreation toys and property maintenance items. As an added bonus, it has a small living area with a kitchenette and a wood stove

A back county recreational paradise with endless possibilities for outdoor adventures! For example, hike over to a crystal stream or fish for trout in an alpine lake. Nearby Buffalo Hump is one of the most prominent peaks in the Clearwater Mountains. There are also endless places to visit via ATV, or horseback ride.  Big game animals in the area include elk, deer, moose, bear, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats. You never know what a day in the Idaho wilderness will reveal.

Pricing Options

$1,500,000 – 13± Acres includes the main cabin, shop, and the Improvement Lode Mining claim

$1,750,000 – 14± Acres includes both the main and little cabins, the shop, and the Improvement Lode mining claim

$2,150,000 – 45± Acres includes both cabins, the shop, and both the Improvement Lode and Alligator Lode mining claims

Gospel Hump Wilderness Cabin is a one of a kind property with beauty that is only imaginable. If you want a peaceful, serene location, this is it. Simply turn in any direction for an incredible view. The sunsets are beyond stunning and the alpine lakes are crystal clear. Whether you are an Eco-Tourist or a big game hunter, this unique property can be yours!