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      Snow level: 3,996 ft reported on Dec 4, 2016
      Just north of downtown Salmon lies Discovery Hill, our only "developed" trail system. It offers 25-30 miles of singletracks, doubletracks, and dirt roads demanding various physical and technical abilities. Options range from a lunch-hour escape to a good two- or three-hour workout to an all-day all-out. You wild and crazies can join the excitement and exhaustion of the “12 Hours of Disco” endurance race in late May.

      Whatever your physical and technical appetites, the area is a treat on skinny bikes, fat bikes, cyclocross bikes, or even your baby sister’s bike. These trails flow over a healthy sagebrush habitat, swooping gentle hills, crossing rocky washes, and giving non-stop views of three mountain ranges: the dramatic Beaverheads (aka the Continental Divide), the Lemhis, and the Salmon Rivers. You know about cactus? Ride Slime or ride carefully, but pack an extra tube.

      Disco Hill has the area’s earliest open trails, generally by March, and the latest closing, often not until December. Prime time is spring, when wildflowers flash bits of color in the sage, whites and purples, reds, blues, and yellows, bitterroot and phlox, cactus and paintbrush, lupine and locoweed. Cattle graze there in the summer--this is the wild west, after all--and some trails can get very dusty.

      Try not to confuse the flowers with the colored arrows that mark the loops. Following the arrows will eventually get you back to the trailhead. Following the flowers will get you ... lost, possibly. If that happens, look at the Continental Divide and you’ll be oriented. And besides, being lost is a good way to explore the miles of potential rides rolling beyond these markers.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      64
      Total Distance
      55.9 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      28.6 miles
      Total Descent
      1.8 miles
      Highest Trailhead
      5,100 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,190 ft
      Reports
      542
      Photos
      116
      Ridden Counter
      125

      Popular Discovery Hill Mountain Bike Trails

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      Recent Trail Reports

      traildateuser
      Disco Doubletrack
      Dec 4, 2016 @ 12:48pm
      Dec 4, 2016
      chuktA SIMBA TRAILFORKS Lemhi
      Discovery Hill
      Dec 4, 2016 @ 12:48pm
      Dec 4, 2016
      chuktA SIMBA TRAILFORKS Lemhi
      Discovery Hill
      Dec 4, 2016 @ 12:48pm
      Dec 4, 2016
      chuktA SIMBA TRAILFORKS Lemhi
      Discovery Hill
      Dec 4, 2016 @ 12:48pm
      Dec 4, 2016
      chuktA SIMBA TRAILFORKS Lemhi
      Double Track
      Dec 4, 2016 @ 12:48pm
      Dec 4, 2016
      chuktA SIMBA TRAILFORKS Lemhi
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      Photos of Discovery Hill Mountain Bike

      trail: Sacajawea
      33 |
      May 25, 2016 @ 1:52pm
      May 25, 2016
      Sacajawea, Bozeman
      trail: Sacajawea
      33 |
      May 25, 2016 @ 1:52pm
      May 25, 2016
      Sacajawea, Bozeman
      trail: Sacajawea
      31 |
      May 25, 2016 @ 1:52pm
      May 25, 2016
      Sacajawea, Bozeman
      report
      94 |
      Nov 2, 2015 @ 2:50pm
      Nov 2, 2015
      Discovery Hill, Salmon
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      Videos of Discovery Hill Mountain Bike

      Riding Owl Canyon
      trail: Owl Canyon
      209 | Oct 3, 2014 , Salmon
      Discovery Hill Race Course
      trail: Enduro
      221 | Oct 3, 2014 , Salmon
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      Discovery Hill Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      12 Hours of Disco race
      8.0 miles
      Owl Canyon Loop
      5.7 miles
      Enduro Loop
      9.0 miles
      Slump Gulch Loop
      7.6 miles

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      user #627246chuktAreportOwl CanyonGreat work! Will check it out soon. Thx.
      Mar 11, 2015 @ 8:02am
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