5 Awesome Mountain Bike Rides in Idaho

Ride through wildflowers, along rivers, and into the backcountry.

Mountain biking is one of the best ways to explore Idaho. You can ride deep into the wilderness on a long, challenging adventure or take it easy in the state parks and bring the whole family along for the ride. If you lean towards the need-for-speed rather than the earn-your-turns mentality, you can even ride some ski resorts' lifts and skip the uphill battle (try Sliver Mountain and ride North America's longest Gondola ride!). Whatever two-wheeled adventure you're craving, Idaho's amazing mountain biking options will satisfy your needs. 

1. Mountain Bike at Corral Creek

Photo: Sarah Sheehy

2. Mountain Bike “Around the Mountain” at Bogus Basin

Photo: Dusty Klein

3. Mountain Bike to the Petroglyphs at Wees Bar

Photo: Sarah Sheehy

4. Camp at the Coyote Yurts

Photo: Dusty Klein

5. Hike or Ride Stack Rock

Photo: Dusty Klein

Cover photo: Sarah Sheehy

Published: July 1, 2017

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