Crouch is the heart of Garden Valley! This small town is located about 8 miles East of Hwy 55 on the Middlefork of the Payette River; serves as home to nearly 200 year-round residents.
When people think of small-town mountain life in Idaho, Crouch is a perfect example of what they imagine! This close-knit community features all the creature comforts you could want including a well-stocked grocery store, several restaurants, and a number of great opportunities to shop.
During the Summer months, you can enjoy many local community events including the ever-popular July 4th blowout! Don't worry about running out of things to do, however - this area offers plenty to keep you busy: from rafting to fishing, hiking, hot springs and more. All of this is located amidst some of the most stunning scenery in the state and still within a short drive to Boise if you miss the big city life!
A 1951 picturesque mountain town built on a community of diversity and history and bordering Garden Valley. Once home to the French explorers establishing a powerful presence and leaving behind fur-bearings. Following the fur trade, hearty miners resided on a quest for gold and accommodated troops of the first Civilian Conservation Corps.
During the midst of the nation's economic crisis, a sunken economy and homesick troops, the town of Crouch was built and officially established in 1934 by the completion of a post office then incorporated as a City in 1954. The attraction of the area grew more and moreover the years as a quiet and serene return to the glory of nature yet. Situated about an hour outside of Boise. The area offers a lot of outdoor activities for the adventurous, even a golf course.