3 miles
Distance
294 ft
Climb
-1,619 ft
Descent
00:17:19
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Saddle Up Trail

Saddle Up Details

  • Riding Area
    Sun Valley: Bald Mountain
    Ketchum, Idaho
  • AKA
    Baldy Freeride Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July-Sep
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #31236 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2013
  • Land Manager

Starting from the top of Bald Mountain, this 2.5 mile advanced route requires some know-how. Saddle Up is stacked with large jumps and steep berms before merging with the final banked turns of Lupine Trail and returning to Christmas lift.

Access Info

Top of Bald Mountain
Christmas lift

Bike Park

More Stats for Saddle Up bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,325 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,674 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,999 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,999 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,674 ft
  • Grade max
    -93.384%
  • Grade min
    34.103%
  • Distance climb
    3,372 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,459 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:19
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Status:
on Jul 23, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.6 (5 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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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
Directions to saddle-up trailhead (43.660289, -114.406111)
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Saddle Up Trail Reports

datedescription
Jul 23, 2018 @ 4:27pm
Jul 23, 2018
Jul 22, 2018 @ 2:04pm
Jul 22, 2018
Christmas Chair #3 closed for maintenance. Saddle Up trail closed for lift-accessed riding.
Jun 21, 2018 @ 8:30pm
Jun 21, 2018
Saddle Up is now officially open
Oct 4, 2017 @ 12:56pm
Oct 4, 2017
Closed for the season
Jul 1, 2017 @ 11:21am
Jul 1, 2017
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Jul 25, 2016 @ 11:15am
Jul 25, 2016
Saddle Up, Bellingham
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Jun 25, 2015 @ 8:07am
Jun 25, 2015
Saddle Up, Sun Valley
270 |
Jun 3, 2015 @ 12:16pm
Jun 3, 2015
Saddle Up, Sun Valley
269 |
Jun 3, 2015 @ 12:16pm
Jun 3, 2015
Saddle Up, Sun Valley

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