Kellogg Idaho is located just off I-90 and 30 minutes from Coeur d'Alene Idaho and an hour east of Spokane Washington is home to Silver Mountain Resort in northern Idaho.
Kellogg is named after a prospector named Noah Kellogg. Legend has it that his donkey wandered off during the morning of September 4, 1885; Kellogg found the animal at a large outcropping of galena, which became the site of the Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mines; those mines led to the founding of Kellogg, a city where a local sign reads "This is the town founded by a jackass and inhabited by his descendants." Noah Kellogg is buried in the city's cemetery.
After nearly a century of bustling activity in the mines, including a history of disputes between union miners and mine owners, the Bunker Hill Mine (& smelter) closed in 1981, leaving thousands out of work and a history of lead contamination. Kellogg has been moving more towards a resort town as the development of new condos, hotels, restaurants, shops, a water park, and a new golf course continues at the base of the Silver Mountain Gondola. Kellogg was featured in the New York Times travel section as an up-and-coming ski resort.
The Silver Mountain Resort is a ski resort which includes Kellogg Peak at 6,300 feet (1,920 m) and Wardner Peak (6,200 feet (1,890 m)) and is accessed by taking the world's longest single-cabin gondola 3.1 miles (5.0 km) from the city of Kellogg to the lodge at 5,700 feet (1,737 m) on Kellogg Mountain.
If you love biking, hiking, skiing, boarding, riding ATV’s, fishing, or just floating the river or lake, Kellogg is the place to experience for your next travel adventure. Kellogg is also home to the worlds longest gondola, largest dodge dealer, and of course, a host of silver mines.
Your memories are awaiting you in the Silver Valley.
Come stay and play!