11.4 miles
Distance
3,052 ft
Climb
-3,446 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
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2018 Sun Valley Enduro

Welcome to the 3rd stop of the 2018 Idaho Enduro Series We are proud to be partnering with the world class Sun Valley Resort to showcase some of the best lift served mountain biking in the state of Idaho. After a tough first two stops in the series, we are happy to present riders with long race stages and minimal climbing! However, don't think for a second the stages will be easy!

Transfer 1 - Lift to top of Bald Mountain.

Stage 1 - Broadway > Lupine - What a great start to the race! Plenty of flat our speed to be found on this one! Lupine features some very fun rollers with plenty of flow.

Transfer 2 - Riders will transfer down the cat track road past the Christmas chairlift.

Stage 2 - Mindbender - Bald Mountain's newest freeride trail, Mindbender boasts the biggest jumps in the entire valley (all roll-able features). Enjoy the scenic views and flowing berms all day, but pay attention to the trail!

Transfer 3 - Riders will transfer down the end of Mindbender trail (berm section).

Stage 3 - Lower River Run - a long stage to end the day! There are plenty of berms and tight switchbacks to be found on this stage. Pedal your heart out, you are almost done!

Get out there and have fun!!!

Detailed Description
2018 IES Sun Valley Enduro BEGINNER is a 11 mile intermediate race route located near Ketchum Idaho. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 3,052 ft with a max elevation of 9,000 ft then descends -3,446 ft.
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9 Reviews & Comments

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Thebeave (Jun 25, 2021 at 8:47)
Love this trail both ways. Bottom quarter mile shaley then smooth and flowy above that. Not too steep so can climb leisurely but steep enough to get high speed on descents. Plenty of wide switchbacks to ultimately check your speed
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Thebeave (Jun 25, 2021 at 8:47)
Love this trail both ways. Bottom quarter mile shaley then smooth and flowy above that. Not too steep so can climb leisurely but steep enough to get high speed on descents. Plenty of wide switchbacks to ultimately check your speed
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Thebeave (Jun 25, 2021 at 8:44)
Trail Mindbender
Late June 2021 rode just the bottom .67 mi section. The steep berms could use some raking / maintenance, and it’s a little grassy in places. Otherwise, sweet. Very dry.
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Thebeave (Jun 25, 2021 at 8:44)
Trail Mindbender
Late June 2021 rode just the bottom .67 mi section. The steep berms could use some raking / maintenance, and it’s a little grassy in places. Otherwise, sweet. Very dry.
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Thebeave (Jun 24, 2021 at 21:03)
Trail Broadway
Beware that this is a shaley, bumpy trail. Not flowy until You get to lupine. My kids on hard tails don’t want to fo back
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gafoto (Aug 20, 2019 at 20:57)
Trail Mindbender
Do you like your berms rocky and loose or loose and rocky? This trail has both. It also has a few tables and literally nothing else. No features. Don’t bother paying for a lift ticket.
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gafoto (Aug 20, 2019 at 20:57)
Trail Mindbender
Do you like your berms rocky and loose or loose and rocky? This trail has both. It also has a few tables and literally nothing else. No features. Don’t bother paying for a lift ticket.
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SunValleyTrails (Jun 21, 2018 at 20:20)
Starting Friday June 22nd River Run Trail is a downhill biking only from 9am-5pm 7 days a week thru September 9th. This is for the safety of our guests.
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SunValleyTrails (Jun 21, 2018 at 20:20)
Starting Friday June 22nd River Run Trail is a downhill biking only from 9am-5pm 7 days a week thru September 9th. This is for the safety of our guests.
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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
  • 3 miles distance
  • 118 ft climb
  • -1,159 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 2 miles distance
  • 138 ft climb
  • -1,048 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 2 miles distance
  • 724 ft climb
  • -1,328 ft descent

Trails in Route

Roundhouse Gondola577 ft
Broadway2 miles
Lupine2 miles
Saddle Up3,550 ft
Mindbender2,753 ft
River Run Trail2,172 ft

Details

  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday August 4, 2018
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for 2018 IES Sun Valley Enduro BEGINNER mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -393 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,789 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,186 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,794 ft
  • Grade
    -0.7%
  • Grade max
    -51.3%
  • Grade min
    146.7%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,568 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Roundhouse Gondola
Sep 12, 2022 @ 7:59am
Sep 12, 2022
Lifts are now closed for the season.
River Run Trail
Sep 12, 2022 @ 7:55am
Sep 12, 2022
No lift access. River Run Trail is now open to bi-directional hiking and biking. Please be courteous and cautious.
Saddle Up
Sep 12, 2022 @ 7:51am
Sep 12, 2022
No lift access. Bike park is now closed.
Lupine
Sep 12, 2022 @ 7:48am
Sep 12, 2022
No lift access. Bike park is now closed.
Mindbender
Sep 12, 2022 @ 7:40am
Sep 12, 2022
Lift access is now closed for the season.
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