Summer Trails Report

Summer Trails Report

Bald Mountain Lifts
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#03 Christmas

Trail Report

**Lift operations are done for the 2023 summer. The bike trails remain open to the public with the exception of, Cold Springs & Warm Springs trails, which remain closed due to ongoing lift construction and the forest health initiative. River Run trail is now open as a multi-use bi-directional trail. While hiking or biking on our trails please use caution at all times. Thank you for a wonderful summer and hope to see you on Thanksgiving for opening day of the 2023-24 winter season!**

BROADWAY:Is a multi-use bi-directional trail that traverses on the backside of Bald Mountain’s bowls to make laps on Lupine trail. Please use caution. You can also access Cold Springs trail via the Broadway Connector. A reminder there is no access to the Warm Springs side of the mountain, as it is closed for the 2023 summer season, due to lift construction and forest health initiative.

LUPINE:Downhill biking only and is a fast, flowing 2.5 mile freeride traverse with some optional airtime, this trail can be lapped via Broadway trail and Christmas lift. Hiking is not permitted.

MINDBENDER:Downhill biking only, a 3.5 mile trail that boasts the biggest jumps in the valley, where you can enjoy the scenic views and flowing berms all day long. It connects you to where you have the choice of taking either our easier, River Run trail or our more advanced, Pale Rider trail.

SADDLE UP:Downhill biking only that starts from the top of Bald Mountain this 3 mile advanced route requires some know-how. It is stacked with large jumps, rollers, steep berms and rocky terrain all before merging with Christmas Lane which takes you back to the top of the Gondola, bottom of Christmas lift and the Roundhouse Restaurant.

RIVER RUN:This trail is a more traditional single track than freeride, these shady “switchberms” offer the easiest descent to River Run base. The trail is now open for multi-use bi-directional traffic.

PALE RIDER:Downhill biking only and at 1.2 miles it is steep, fast, and expertly “new school.” It incorporates both natural elements and manmade jumps and drops, making it a bit of a technical-meets-freeride hybrid. This trail is recommended for advanced riders only.

GIDDY UP:Open at the base of River Run next to the permit lot. It’s a great beginner bike trail pump track that loops around amongst the aspen trees for kids, and those who want to get a little taste of what’s to offer on some of our easier trails on Bald Mountain.

BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL HIKING ONLY:Open to the top of Bald Mountain. Hikers looking for something shorter, can opt to take the Roundhouse Connector and download on the gondola. This is an arduous 5 mile hike one way to the summit. Please be prepared and take plenty of water for you and your furry friends. Thank you!

For your safety and that of others, please respect all CLOSE signs.

Bald Mountain Stats
Base Elevation 5750 ft
Peak Elevation 9150 ft
Vertical Drop 3400 ft
Highest Trail 9137 ft
Trails 11
Total Trail Distance 39 mi
Trail Map


Trail List


Summer Trail Map – PDF version


Lift Operating Hours

Lifts are now closed. Thank you for a wonderful summer!

Hope to see you on Thanksgiving for opening day of the 2023-24 winter season!

Please download the Sun Valley app for up to date information.


Take a Digital Map In Your Pocket

Download the free Trailforks app to use an interactive digital map of the entire Bald Mountain and White Clouds trail networks. Using GPS, Trailforks allows you to track your location and elevation, submit reports or dangers to our trail crew, and upload photos and video of your experience. To get started, download the Idaho region and get riding!

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Additional Trail Resources

BCRD - Summer Trails

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