16.5 miles
Distance
3,091 ft
Climb
-3,097 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This route extends the milage and climbing of the shorter and common 'Greenhorn - Imperial loop' utilizing trails that are in good shape (currently June 2021). You get a nice little warm up descent on the lodgepole trail plus a higher elevation descent from Mars Ridge.

Detailed Description
CoreyMTB Imperial Gulch Jaunt is a 16 mile popular intermediate route located near Hailey Idaho. This mountain bike only route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 3,091 ft with a max elevation of 7,971 ft then descends -3,097 ft.
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12 Reviews & Comments

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Dankaelberer (Jul 23, 2022 at 21:17)
Fantastic flowy single track. Start up Greenhorn and down Imperial. Lots of river crossings on your way up. Trail is a little dusty, but to be expected end of July. The climb is good - could use a switchback or two towards the top - quite a grind at the end of your climb, but manageable. Downhill is super flowy with great turns, long runs where you can get some speed and some fun mild technical spots. Great ride!
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SquakMtn (Jun 13, 2022 at 14:42)
Great route! Lots of open terrain, big views, big burn scars. Was tacky fantastic 06/13/22
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CoreyMTBgo (Jun 20, 2022 at 13:24)
Thanks for the feedback. Im currently back in the area again and this route is riding just as good as always!
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clarkmac (Apr 8, 2022 at 21:10)
Better on a gravel bike
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Tsudapod (Sep 6, 2021 at 16:50)
Great 10 mile loop 1700 vert. Nice grade to high point with only a few very punchy spots. Great flow to trail head. Dusty at bottom
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DavidBlankenship (Aug 30, 2021 at 15:07)
Trail conditions were good today. A little dry and dusty but not too bad. Rode counter clockwise. Coming down Imperial was fantastic.
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Whatever9199 (Aug 4, 2021 at 20:56)
Excellent ride. Definetly best to do it as a counter-clockwise loop. Has very nice high speed sections with great turns for carving. Not technical but very fun.
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Thebeave (Jun 24, 2021 at 21:12)
Agree about the great views and fun singles. I like this trail in mornings
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Thebeave (Jun 24, 2021 at 21:11)
There is little shade here so be prepared in summer
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bhawk (Jun 24, 2021 at 18:04)
Mellow climbing grade with some moto whoops and small water crossings through burnt out forest. Multi use trail so there’s also some horse poop in spots. The descent has Epic views, ripping single track, flowery meadows, with some rocky tech spots but nothing too sketchy.
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AFugax (Jun 27, 2020 at 16:44)
FYI- this is also a dirt bike trail - hence the 2-4 inches of dusty dirt. Some of it is fun, but I would have to disagree with the PB article from 2018 that labeled this loop as “legendary” ...it’s more meh! Please list that this is also a dirt bike trail and then those who do not want to ride in fine powder can avoid it. This was even in June, after a huge rain storm the evening before last.
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Craigrf (Jul 9, 2019 at 14:37)
Lots of puddles and some mud after recent rains, rode great otherwise.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    18
More Stats for CoreyMTB Imperial Gulch Jaunt mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,869 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,883 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,879 ft
  • Grade max
    -53.1%
  • Grade min
    44.4%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,802 ft
Avg: 1 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Greenhorn to Imperial Gulch
Oct 9, 2022 @ 12:47pm
Oct 9, 2022
Mars Ridge
Oct 9, 2022 @ 5:47am
Oct 9, 2022
Lodgepole
Jul 30, 2020 @ 6:08am
Jul 30, 2020
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