Go Take A Hike! or Ride a Bike!

Gondola service starts June 21. Lift-assisted mountain biking starts July 1, 2014

Hiking & Mountain Biking

The Sun Valley area offers more than 30 miles of paved bike paths with no cars as well as hundreds of miles of single track mountain bike trails.
And, no visit to Sun Valley is complete without a trip to Bald Mountain. The world famous mountain is now open to sightseers and adventurers all summer long. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day in the wildflowers, or a challenging journey through the rugged beauty of Idaho’s wilderness, a day on Baldy promises an unforgettable experience.

Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports can’t wait to assist you with gear, guided tours and share some local savvy.

Bike Rental: We have over 350 bikes on our rental fleet including:

  • Cervelo Demo Road Bikes & Turner Demo Mountain Bikes
  • Full Suspension and Front Suspension Mountain bikes including 29ers
  • Comfort 24 speed bikes for our 30 miles of paved bike paths
  • 3 speed Cruisers and 1 Speed Beach Cruisers
  • Every kind of kids bike imaginable including trailers and run bikes

You can rent for 4 hours or multiple days and our bike savvy staff will gladly provide you with a helmet, lock, maps of local trails, and suggested rides.

Didn’t bring the right gear? Don’t worry - Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports has all the biking and hiking accessories you’ll need for a leisurely stroll, bike ride or an all day adventure.

Pete Lane's Outdoor Adventures

Pete Lane's Outdoor Adventures: Idaho has four million acres of designated wilderness, the wildest state of all, with the exception of Alaska. If you want to get a taste of this beautiful state’s hiking and biking trails and other outdoor adventures but don’t know where to begin, stop by Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports Outdoor Adventure Center in the Village shop. You’ll be on the right track in no time!

Lift Accessed Downhill Mountain Biking: Our sister shop at the base of Bald Mountain rents bikes specifically designed for going downhill. Included in the lift ticket price is a 3000 foot uphill ride to the top of Bald Mountain (along with your bike) and then miles of advanced mountain biking trails that bring you back to the base area. An adventurous half day activity not for the faint-hearted!

Please contact us to make arrangements or if you have any questions at 208.622.2279 or rent@sunvalley.com

Download:  Summer Trail Guide 

Inquire about additional hiking and biking in the area at the Sun Valley Ticket Office (208) 622-6136 or contact the Sun Valley Concierge (208) 622-2097.

Location: River Run Ticket Office
Phone: 208-622-6136 / 208-622-2097
Email: recreation@sunvalley.com

 

Bald Mountain Trail

From the top of the mountain you can hike down the Bald Mountain Trail (4.5 miles). Or, hike up the trail and ride the lift down.

Other Hikes: Seattle Ridge via Broadway Trail (2.5 miles).

The Bald Mountain Trail is one-way going uphill for mountain bikers. Hiking on Bald Mountain service roads is allowed, but can be dusty due to passing mountain vehicles.

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Broadway Trail

Considered one of the most beautiful trails in all of Sun Valley, it begins near Lookout Restaurant and leads west to Seattle Ridge. The two-way trail offers a spectacular view of the Sawtooth and Smoky Mountains and the hillside is covered with a blanket of wildflowers almost all summer long. This trail connects you to the Cold Springs or Warm Springs trails.

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Cold Springs Trail

This two-way trail stretches across 2,500 vertical feet on the mountain's south face. The trail works its way through the wildflowers to Clear Creek Lookout. Here you can catch your breath while enjoying a stunning view of the Pioneer Mountains. The lower portions of the trail meanders through the lush woods that Sun Valley's smaller natives, like chipmunks and squirrels, call home.

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Warm Springs Trail

This eight-mile, uphill/downhill hiking and biking trail has it all. It winds through the open meadows to Monarch Ridge, where a 100-yard hike brings you a panoramic view of the entire Bassett Gulch drainage. Back on the trail, you head to the next "must stop," Little America Point, which offers a full 360-degree look at the surrounding mountains and valleys. From there, it's all down hill as you cruise through the woods to the base of Warm Springs.

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Traverse Trail

The Traverse Trail is a 8 mile two way hiking and biking trail. From River Run, start at the Lower River Run Trail and meander up numerous switch backs as you gain elevation. Exit the trees prepare for a long grind up the access road where you top out at the base of Flying Squirrel. Hang on for a exciting downhill that takes you to the base of Warm Springs.

From Warm Springs, head up the Warm Springs Trail. Singletrack works it way gradually across the face of Warm Springs and then into woods. Take a left when you reach the Perimeter Trail sign for a short grind up to the base of Flying Squirrel. Get ready for a for a long roller coaster down hill to the base of River Run.

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