3 miles
924 ft
-115 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sidewinder Trail
  • BLM
    Land Manager

Sidewinder Details

  • Riding area
    Kelly Canyon
    Ririe, Idaho
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

This trail is best ridden either early or late in the season. Out in the sage brush, it is one of the earliest trails to dry off in a rainstorm. In the Spring, the trail is closed until May 1 as an elk refuge. To access this trail, park in the parking lot with the semi-permanent ATV ramp and Forest Service bulletin board. The trail is across the road and through a brown spring loaded, step over gate. This trail is closed to any motorized traffic. At the top of the trail it connects with Stinking Springs trail.


Seasonal Closure: Dec. 1-April 30

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More Stats for Sidewinder mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    808 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,088 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,922 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,088 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,897 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,206 ft
  • Distance flat
    638 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 14, 2018
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to sidewinder-60767 trailhead (43.609350, -111.648220)
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Sidewinder Trail Reports

Sep 14, 2018 @ 2:15pm
Sep 14, 2018
Sep 8, 2018 @ 12:39pm
Sep 8, 2018
Heavy use, some brush creeping into the trail
Jul 4, 2018 @ 6:54am
Jul 4, 2018
Jun 9, 2018 @ 12:18pm
Jun 9, 2018
The bottom section of the singletrack is rutted from snow runoff. It's a fast down hill run
May 7, 2018 @ 9:22pm
May 7, 2018
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag scottbrane (Jul 21, 2018 at 11:17)
 This is a really fast flowy decent, super fun. Did two laps, if you are a proficient climber it’s 20 min up and then a super fast and fun 10 min down. If you want to add to the climb you can continue up to the top and then return down and then go down sidewinder. Well worth a ride here. The trail was in amazing shape, seems like it is well maintained, even the climb doubketrack/atv Road.

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