Biking in Stanley, Idaho

Stanley, Idaho has earned a reputation for its variety of epic back-country rides, large quantity of single track trails, and zero crowds. If you have not ridden in Stanley, you will. The surrounding area boasts miles of pristine trails through huge mountain meadows, past cascading streams and over high mountain passes.

Bikers will be treated to amazing views of the Sawtooth, Whitecloud and Salmon River mountain ranges. You can pedal for weeks and never find yourself riding the same trail twice. Visitors can hire a Mountain Bike Guide to explore the area’s best trails, or rent a bike, purchase a map and head out on their own.

Stanley’s location at the crossroads of Highway 21 and Highway 75 make it a road riders dream. Valley rides offer insane views while the surrounding mountain passes provide aerobic challenges.

Resources

Guidebooks and Maps

Adventure Maps

One of the best trailmaps for the area is the  Sawtooth/White Cloud, Idaho Trail Map and Guide by Adventure Maps, Inc  which can be purchased online or locally.

Adventure Cycling

The Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route guides riders over and through the breathtaking landscape of central Idaho.  adventurecycling.org/idahohotsprings

Stanley Trails app

A great app for the trail network is the Stanley Trails app available in the App Store and on iTunes.

Area Biking Map

Trails marked in orange are open for biking. Click on map to enlarge.

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