3 miles
Distance
212 ft
Climb
-1,533 ft
Descent
00:15:24
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mindbender Trail

Mindbender Details

  • Riding Area
    Sun Valley: Bald Mountain
    Ketchum, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jun-Oct
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #7207 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Sun Valley Resort

New summer 2018!! Bald Mountain's newest 3.5 mile freeride trail, Mindbender boasts the biggest jumps in the entire valley. With multiple loop options to connect you to River Run base area, you can enjoy the scenic views and flowing berms all day. For the easier way down, connect to the River Run Trail. For a rowdy downhill, black diamond riders can connect to Pale Rider.

Access Info

Open Summer 2018!

Disclaimer

OPENING JUNE 2018

Bike Park

More Stats for Mindbender bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,321 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,368 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,690 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,690 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,368 ft
  • Grade
    -8.103%
  • Grade max
    -76.34%
  • Grade min
    38.182%
  • Distance climb
    2,742 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,128 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:24
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Status:
on Sep 24, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Mindbender Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 8:00am
      Sep 24, 2018
      Trail is closed below the Traverse trail in order to prepare for the upcoming ski season. Please use the upper River Run trail.
      Aug 8, 2018 @ 2:03pm
      Aug 8, 2018
      Jul 1, 2018 @ 5:46am
      Jul 1, 2018
      Open and clear!
      Jun 27, 2018 @ 7:19am
      Jun 27, 2018
      Caution: Trail crew will be performing maintenance on Mindbender today, Wednesday June 27th, the trail will remain open to the public during this...
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 8:28pm
      Jun 21, 2018
      Mindbender is officially open!! Enjoy!
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      • 105 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
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