Mountain Biking


MTBproject.com ranks Around the Mountain trail as the number one trail in Idaho and in the top 40 trails of the whole country! Bogus Basin also provides the main access point to Mahalo and Dry Creek trails, collectively ranked number two in Idaho. This is world class mountain biking, literally the best in Idaho, and it is right in our own backyard.

Boise residents and visitors can mountain bike from the top of Bogus Basin all the way to the Boise foothills. The trails at Bogus are typically open June through October, depending on snowmelt. We have dozens of miles of trails from moderate to difficult. We have also received a grant to add new trails this summer. We are planning the installation of a fun beginner trail at the Simplot Base as well as a new flow trail from the Pioneer Lodge down to Simplot.

No trail fees required. Please take all necessary precautions to have a safe, fun and adventurous outing. Please pack-in/pack-out any garbage.

Summer Chairlift Services

Single chairlift ride tickets cost $10.
Cost for an all-day pass is $25.
Summer Season Pass is available for $99.
Chairlift hours of operation for chairlift are 11:00am-4:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day. All ages welcome.

Summer Shuttle Services

Single ride tickets cost $10.
Cost for an all-day lift/shuttle pass is $25.
Summer Season Pass is available for $99.
Shuttle  hours of operation are 11:00am-4:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day.
Shuttle runs on the half hour. Pick up is at the Bus Stop near Ski Patrol. Drop is at Pioneer Lodge.


Our new summer trail maps are now available FOR FREE at our administrative offices at 2600 N. Bogus Basin Rd. Maps are also available near the ticket window at the Simplot Lodge Base Area. We will also be distributing maps to local shops. Make sure to get yours and plan your next mountain adventure today.


Get your Ridge to Rivers Shafer Butte Trail System map any any local bike shop visit the Ridge to Rivers interactive map online.

The National Park Service, through its Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program (RTCA) responded to a request for assistance from Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association (SWIMBA) to develop a plan and guide for the trail system in and around Bogus Basin. A number of critical partners including the Boise National Forest, Ridge to Rivers Partnership, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area and SWIMBA, planned and implemented our trail system that complements and connects to the existing Ridge to Rivers Trails in Boise. Thanks for all your help, partners!

Lift/Shuttle Release

Planning to ride the chairlift? Be sure to sign our release. Parents and legal guardians need to sign on behalf of minors. Download the release here.

2016 Bogus Basin Hill Climb

We have a new mountain bike course for the annual hill climb. Learn more here>>>

Trail Etiquette

The Ridge to Rivers Trail System is a unique partnership among government agencies, private landowners, organizations and individuals. Its exceptional roads and trails meander through approximately 80,000 acres of land between the Boise Ridge and the Boise River. These roads and trails link more than land and water…they connect people with each other and the environment. Your care and courtesy will help protect these fragile foothills.

Rules of the Trail:

  • Ride on open trails only
  • Leave no trace
  • Control your bicycle
  • Always yield to uphill traffic
  • Never spook animals
  • Plan ahead
  • Stay on marked trails
  • Stay off muddy trails

Download the Trail Etiquette Brochure