27.3 miles
Distance
6,050 ft
Climb
-6,918 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 - 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 SPORT is a 27 mile expert race route located near Ketchum Idaho. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 22 trails. This route climbs 6,050 ft with a max elevation of 9,000 ft then descends -6,918 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 8:47)
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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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 20:57)
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
  • 1 mile distance
  • 165 ft climb
  • -547 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 5 miles distance
  • 527 ft climb
  • -2,342 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 3 miles distance
  • 118 ft climb
  • -1,150 ft descent
4 Stage 4
  • 2 miles distance
  • 140 ft climb
  • -1,048 ft descent
5 Stage 5
  • 2 miles distance
  • 724 ft climb
  • -1,328 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
    2
More Stats for 2018 IES Sun Valley Enduro SPORT mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -868 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,750 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,661 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,794 ft
  • Grade
    -0.6%
  • Grade max
    -55.4%
  • Grade min
    340.9%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    20 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,383 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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