It’s hard to beat the feeling of flying down a beautiful single track trail on a mountain bike. Spiked by adrenaline and served with a healthy dose of flow, riding Sun Valley’s numerous trails is something visitors and locals alike look forward to every summer when the snow melts.
Mountain Biking on Bald Mountain will be a little different this summer. With the construction of a new chairlift, work on the terrain expansion, and ongoing forest health projects will affect trail openings and lift service. The work on the chairlift with be localized around Roundhouse.
The safety of our employees, contractors and guests is our top priority and given this we've had to open the Gondola for foot traffic and sight-seeing only for 2020 Summer Operations. No lift serviced biking will be available on Baldy this summer so be prepared to earn it on the climb and get those legs strong for winter as some of Baldy’s best trails will still be open, along with the entire White Cloud trail complex just a few pedal strokes from Pete Lanes. The experts at Pete Lane’s can also point you to a few local favorites.
The following is a tentative schedule of what trails will be open and where construction, elk calving and forest health projects are happening, resulting in closed trails. No lift serviced biking will be available on Baldy this summer so be prepared to earn it on the climb and get those legs strong for winter!
Please be aware that these dates and closures/openings are subject to change so please check with resort staff and this website before hitting the trails on Baldy this summer.
- The Roundhouse Gondola may have a delayed opening on July 31 due to Cold Springs lift construction and heavy equipment operation.
- Warm Spring Perimeter Trail- Open from the bottom of Warm Springs to the top of Mid Cozy. Mid Cozy to the top will open after July 1st due to elk calving.
- Cold Springs Perimeter Trail- Open after July 1st due to elk calving.
- The Cold Springs Trail will be closed Friday July 31 and Saturday August 1 due to lift construction and heavy equipment operation.
- The Roundhouse Connector trail and Roundhouse Lane will remain closed due to the forest health initiative project and is expected to reopen approximately August 8.
- Broadway Trail- Open after July 1st due to elk calving.
- Saddle Up Flow Trail- Closed due to projects
- Lupine Flow Trail- Closed due to projects
- Mindbender Flow Trail- Closed due to projects
- Pale Rider Flow Trail- Open- Uni Directional Downhill Only
- Bald Mountain Trail- Open- Bike Uphill Only- Subject to periodic closures between July 1 and September 1 due to ongoing forest health projects.
- River Run Trail- Open Bi Directional
- Roundhouse Connector Trail- Open- Subject to periodic closures between July 1 and September 1 due to ongoing forest health projects.
- Traverse Trail (Warm Springs to River Run)- Open Bi Directional
- French Connection- Open
Biking & Hiking Mountain Guide
Bike rentals are for consecutive days.
Guided Bike Rides
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 biking trails and other outdoor adventures but don’t know where to begin, stop by Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports in the Village. You’ll be on the right track in no time!
Custom Hikes & Bike Rides
Design your own hike with one of our outdoor specialists.
We will be happy to accommodate your every need!
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Bike Tuning Services
The Overhaul$149.95Includes a superior clean, drivetrain lube, wheel true, gear adjust, brake adjust, tire pressure check, headset adjust, cable and housing replacement, hub repack, and bottom bracket repack.
The Major$69.95Includes a superior clean, drivetrain lube, wheel true, gear adjust, brake adjust, tire pressure check, headset adjust.
The Minor$49.95Includes drivetrain lube, gear adjust, brake adjust, tire pressure check, headset adjust.
Flat Tire Repair$9.95 Each plus new tube
Bike Wash$24.95A clean bike is a happy bike
Bike Pack & Ship$199.95
All repairs will be ready 24 hours after drop off or sooner unless special parts are needed. Rates do not include parts unless otherwise stated. Tax Not Included. Prices subject to change.
First Timer's Guide To Biking
The Bald Mountain and White Clouds trails encompass very diverse landscape. It is important to understand the different terrain offered in order to use it safely alongside all other mountain guests.
What Are the Different Types of Trails?
Downhill mountain biking trails are generally rough and steep (and downhill only), made for intermediate to advanced riders. They often require body protection like kneepads and a full-face helmet with goggles due to the extreme nature of the sport.
- "Freeride" downhill trails, or "flow trails," are generally a smoother, wider riding surface, made for high speeds (identified by the orange pill symbol). They can include man-made jumps, sweeping banked corners, rollers, and berms.
- "Technical" downhill trails have a narrower and more rugged trail surface, with natural features like roots, rocks, and other elements. While they are built for slower speeds, they still require a lot of technical riding skill, control, and ability.
- Cross-country (XC) mountain biking trails often include longer point-topoint riding or loops, including climbs and descents on miles of varied terrain. These trails require more endurance, stamina, and preparation for a sustained ride.
What to Bring, Wear & Know Before You Go
- Bring: trail map, food and water, spare tube/pump/tire lever, bicycle multi-tool, extra layers (check the weather), and cell phone
- Wear: proper helmet, appropriate footwear, bike gloves, knee and elbow protection, sunscreen, and proper eyewear
- Know: Bald Mountain trails are technical & rugged (good physical condition & experience recommended), not all trails are patrolled or swept, stay off service roads, and know how to repair a flat tire