27.0 miles
Distance
6,155 ft
Climb
-6,836 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, riders will transfer down the Broadway trail.

Stage 1 - Upper Warm Springs Trail - a perfect warm up for the days events! A backcountry trail feel right on the back of the resort. Plenty of flow and high speed sections to get the blood pumping!

Transfer 2 - Riders will quickly transfer up the climb to the start of Stage 2.

Stage 2 - Warm Springs Trail - more flow to be found here! There are a few pedally sections towards the start of the stage, but it is all downhill after that. This will be the longest stage of the day and a real hand burner! The stage will begin with old burn areas before dropping riders through mature trees towards the bottom of the mountain.

Transfer 3 - Riders will proceed from the Warm Springs lodge back to race HQ at the River Run lodge. Riders will transfer on the Wood River bike path. Please ensure you know your way back to the River Run lodge. Riders will then board the Roundhouse and Christmas lifts to the top of Bald Mountain.

Stage 3 - Broadway > Lupine - Another flat out stage! The name of the game is speed on this one. Lupine features some very fun rollers with plenty of flow, how fast are you willing to go!?

Transfer 4 - Riders will transfer down the cat track road past the Christmas chairlift.

Stage 4 - Mindbender - Bald Mountain's newest freeride trail, Mindbender boasts the biggest jumps in the entire valley. Enjoy the scenic views and flowing berms all day, but pay attention to the trail!

Transfer 5 - Riders will transfer down the end of Mindbender trail (berm section).

Stage 5 - Pale Rider - New for summer 2018! This downhill-only trail is fast, steep, and expertly "new school." Using natural and manmade elements like jumps and drops, it's a bit of a technical-meets-freeride hybrid. This is undeniably the roughest 1.2 miles on the mountain with a descent of close to 600 feet, including a few natural rock sections

Get out there and have fun!!!

Detailed Description
2018 IES Sun Valley Enduro PRO / EXPERT is a 27 mile expert race route located near Ketchum Idaho. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 22 trails. This route climbs 6,155 ft with a max elevation of 9,000 ft then descends -6,836 ft.
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19 Reviews & Comments

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NathanWeisz (Sep 30, 2022 at 12:24)
Trail Warm Springs
Top half of trail has lots of scree
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NathanWeisz (Sep 30, 2022 at 12:24)
Trail Warm Springs
Top half of trail has lots of scree
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clarkmac (Apr 19, 2022 at 21:36)
Trail Warm Springs
Don’t need suspension. Better on a gravel bike
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clarkmac (Apr 19, 2022 at 21:36)
Trail Warm Springs
Don’t need suspension. Better on a gravel bike
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hoaglundbrendan (Sep 29, 2021 at 15:44)
Trail Warm Springs
Did this up and down on 9/29/21. Nice climb on the way up and stupid fun on the way down. A bit loose, but awesome flow and natty chunder. Do it!
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hoaglundbrendan (Sep 29, 2021 at 15:44)
Trail Warm Springs
Did this up and down on 9/29/21. Nice climb on the way up and stupid fun on the way down. A bit loose, but awesome flow and natty chunder. Do it!
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hartdds (Jul 29, 2021 at 16:24)
Trail Warm Springs
This is only a black trail if one rides it uphill, and does so coming straight from sea level. There is nothing black about it. No steep sections, nothing technical. I found it rather dull because of the amount of shale and scree over the top 2/3.
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hartdds (Jul 29, 2021 at 16:24)
Trail Warm Springs
This is only a black trail if one rides it uphill, and does so coming straight from sea level. There is nothing black about it. No steep sections, nothing technical. I found it rather dull because of the amount of shale and scree over the top 2/3.
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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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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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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 20:59)
Trail Pale Rider
Has a couple of rocks to roll over and some lips to hit but nothing terribly difficult. The challenge comes from it being so loose, narrow and continually sidehilling.
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gafoto (Aug 20, 2019 at 20:59)
Trail Pale Rider
Has a couple of rocks to roll over and some lips to hit but nothing terribly difficult. The challenge comes from it being so loose, narrow and continually sidehilling.
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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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bigbrett (Aug 11, 2018 at 13:15)
Trail Pale Rider
Fun fast trail with a few mildly technical sections. Would have been fun to hit with speed but a little too dry and loose for that when I rode it. I'm sure it would be a blast after a rain
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bigbrett (Aug 11, 2018 at 13:15)
Trail Pale Rider
Fun fast trail with a few mildly technical sections. Would have been fun to hit with speed but a little too dry and loose for that when I rode it. I'm sure it would be a blast after a rain
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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
  • 1 mile distance
  • 165 ft climb
  • -547 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 5 miles distance
  • 527 ft climb
  • -2,341 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 3 miles distance
  • 126 ft climb
  • -1,170 ft descent
4 Stage 4
  • 3 miles distance
  • 313 ft climb
  • -1,221 ft descent
5 Stage 5
  • 1 mile distance
  • 300 ft climb
  • -888 ft descent

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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday August 4, 2018
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for 2018 IES Sun Valley Enduro PRO / EXPERT mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -681 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,758 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,487 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,807 ft
  • Grade
    -0.5%
  • Grade max
    -55.4%
  • Grade min
    541.5%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    20 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,026 ft
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Lupine Mountain Bike Trail // Sun Valley...
Lupine Mountain Bike Trail // Sun Valley Resort, ID
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Roundhouse Gondola
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