Located 16 miles north of Boise, ID and 20 miles from Boise International Airport, Bogus Basin is the Treasure Valley’s affordable and accessible mountain recreation area. Carpooling is encouraged. During peak winter hours/dates, vehicles with 3+ passengers may access our priority lot. A free “Park & Ride” lot in downtown Boise is available for carpoolers during operating hours. On-mountain parking lot shuttles operate daily.
- Road surface conditions:
- Clear and dry. Clear roads, normal traffic.
- Parking conditions:
Bogus Basin Parking Lots # 1 and #3 are open
1754 Bogus Basin Rd. Boise, Idaho 83629
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE MOUNTAIN
TRAVELING EASTBOUND I-84:
Take the City Center Exit onto I-184. Take the River Street Exit. Turn left onto 15th Street (heading North). Turn left on Hayes Street (heading West). Hayes takes a sharp right-hand corner where it becomes Harrison Boulevard (heading North). Go approximately 2 miles and Harrison Boulevard crosses Hill Road and becomes Bogus Basin Road. Continue up Bogus Basin road for 16 miles to the mountain recreation area.
TRAVELING WESTBOUND I-84:
Take the City Center/Franklin Exit. Keep in the left-hand lane to head into City Center on I-184. Take the River Street Exit. Turn left on 15th (heading North). Turn left on Hayes (heading West). Hayes takes a sharp right-hand corner where it becomes Harrison Boulevard (heading North). Go approximately 2 miles and Harrison Boulevard crosses Hill Road and becomes Bogus Basin road. Continue on Bogus Basin road for 16 miles to the mountain recreation area.
PUBLIC SHUTTLE SERVICES:
Due to a shortage of drivers, the winter weekend youth and adult shuttle to and from the mountain is not in operations.
SAFE WINTER DRIVING:
While Bogus Basin Road is plowed and sanded, your vehicle should be equipt with snow tires, 4-wheel/All-Wheel drive and/or traction devices such as chains or studded tires. You can help keep the road free flowing by using the slow vehicle turn-out if you have one or more cars behind you and not driving the road if your car is rear-wheel-drive, has bald tires, has summer tires, or is ill equipped for winter driving. If a car suddenly appears behind you, it is your responsibility to use the next available slow vehicle turn-out. The speed limit is 35mph and there is not passing lane. Do NOT pass cars!
If you get a quick flash of high beam headlights from behind, it is a polite request to pass. After a pass, if you get a quick flash of the hazards, it is a “thank you”.
During peak days and during extreme winter driving conditions, allot yourself extra time. Use caution if you stop to assist other vehicles. Pull over completely, turning on your flashers and use flares to warn other drivers.
SAFE SUMMER DRIVING:
Bicyclists use Bogus Basin Road frequently during the spring, summer and fall seasons. If you are a bicyclist or encounter a bicyclist on the road, please follow Idaho Biking Laws.
Bogus Basin has 6 public parking lots located at various locations on the mountain:
- Parking Lot #1 is the first parking lot as you enter the mountain recreation area
- Parking Lot #3 begins after the winter tubing hill and continues to the Frontier Point Lodge
- Parking Lot #4 is a ski-in/ski-out parking lot located off of the right side of Pioneer Road (at the 1st 180º turn)
- Buttercup Parking Lot is a ski-in/ski-out parking lot located off of the left side of Pioneer Road (just before the 4th 180º turn)
- Closes at 4:30pm
- Silver Queen Parking Lot is a ski-in/ski-out parking lot located off of the left side of Pioneer Road (just after the 5th 180º turn)
- Pioneer Parking Lot is a ski-in/ski-out parking lot located at the dead end of Pioneer Road.
- If you have your own equipment, please park in a ski-in/ski-out parking lot.
- A shuttle to and from Parking Lot #1 and Parking Lot #3 is available on weekends and holidays. There is no shuttle service to any other parking lots.
Priority carpool parking for vehicles with 3+ passengers is in effect at the front half of Parking Lot #1 from 9 am until early afternoon on peak weekends and holidays during the winter season. If you do not carpool with 3+ people you are welcome to park in the back half of Parking Lot #1, Parking Lot #3, Parking Lot #4, Buttercup Parking Lot, Silver Queen Parking Lot, and Pioneer Parking Lot.
Do your part to reduce traffic, environmental impact, and increase parking availability, by parking at The Fort Boise Park and Ride location and carpooling to Bogus Basin. The park and ride lot is located at 750 Mountain Cove Road and is available during Bogus Basin operating hours only. You do not need a parking pass and availability on a first-come-first-served basis. There is no overnight parking allowed.