Summer Trails Report

Summer Trails Report

Bald Mountain Lifts
#02 Roundhouse Express
 | operating hours: Thursday-Monday, 9:00am-4:00pm
#03 Christmas
 | operating hours: Thursday-Monday, 9:00am-4:00pm (hiking/sightseeing), 9:00am-3:45pm (mountain biking)

Trail Report



Open five days per week, Thursday - Monday.

The Roundhouse Express Gondola hours of operation are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for foot passengers and bikers.

The Christmas lift hours of operation are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for foot passengers and 9:00 am to 3:45 pm for bikers.

Lift tickets may be purchased in advance at or the River Run ticket window.

The Roundhouse is NOT open today, Sunday July 25th, for lunch.

Open  Thursday - Monday from 11:00 – 3:00 and reservations are not necessary. The ONLY way to access the Roundhouse, is to take the Gondola or ride the Christmas chair down from the top. There is no direct hiking access from the River Run base area.

The Healthy Forests Initiative project for the summer is now underway. Due to the magnitude of the operation including heavy equipment, chainsaws, winch cables and falling debris (including tall trees), the following trails are closed effective July 6th -

Roundhouse Connector

Saddle Up

Roundhouse Lane

Olympic Lane

Mid River Run

Upper and Lower Canyon

Routing of trails around the forestry work is posted. Please only stay on marked trails. Do not endanger others or yourself.

The Mountain Patrol will be monitoring the trails and are available to provide assistance. They can be reached at 208-622-6262.

Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports located in the Brass Ranch at the River Run Plaza is a great place to rent the very best in downhill bikes. Give them a call at 208-622-6127.

Make sure you have the latest information with you at all times - download the Sun Valley app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. 




Bald Mountain Stats
Base Elevation 5750 ft
Peak Elevation 9150 ft
Vertical Drop 3400 ft
Highest Trail 9137 ft
Trails 11
Total Trail Distance 39 mi
Trail Map


Trail List


Summer Trail Map – PDF version



Take a Digital Map In Your Pocket

Download the free Trailforks app to use an interactive digital map of the entire Bald Mountain and White Clouds trail networks. Using GPS, Trailforks allows you to track your location and elevation, submit reports or dangers to our trail crew, and upload photos and video of your experience. To get started, download the Idaho region and get riding!

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Additional Trail Resources

BCRD - Summer Trails

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