Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area


Nestled in the Boise National Forest, just a short drive from downtown Boise, the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is a winter wonderland and year-round destination that offers outdoor enthusiasts a playground of fun and adventure. From skiing and snowboarding in the winter to hiking and mountain biking in the summer, Bogus Basin is a place where nature and recreation combine to create unforgettable experiences.

Winter Paradise

During the winter months, Bogus Basin is a mecca for snow sports enthusiasts. With a summit elevation of 7,582 feet, it receives an abundance of snowfall, providing ideal conditions for skiing and snowboarding. The area offers a range of slopes and trails suitable for all levels, from beginners to expert skiers and riders. The ski resort provides rentals, lessons, and terrain parks for those seeking thrills and excitement.

Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing

For those who prefer cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, Bogus Basin features over 37 kilometers of groomed trails that wind through the forested beauty of the Boise National Forest. It's an excellent way to immerse yourself in the serene winter landscapes and explore the backcountry.

Mountain Coaster

The Glade Runner Mountain Coaster is a unique and exhilarating experience at Bogus Basin. This alpine coaster offers year-round fun, allowing riders to control their speed as they twist and turn through the forested mountainside.

Summer Adventures

When the snow melts, Bogus Basin transforms into a summer playground. Hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts can explore a network of trails that lead to breathtaking vistas and offer a thrilling outdoor experience. The mountain's wildflower-filled meadows and lush forests create an idyllic setting for summer activities.

Summer Activities

In addition to hiking and mountain biking, visitors can enjoy scenic chairlift rides, disc golf, and summer tubing. The breathtaking views and pleasant temperatures make Bogus Basin a refreshing escape during the summer months.

Events and Festivals

Bogus Basin hosts a variety of events and festivals throughout the year, from winter sports competitions to summer music festivals. These gatherings provide an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, celebrate community, and create lasting memories.

Environmental Stewardship

Bogus Basin is committed to environmental stewardship. The area actively engages in sustainable practices, including forest management and conservation efforts. This dedication ensures that future generations can continue to enjoy the pristine beauty of the Boise National Forest.

Community Engagement

Bogus Basin plays a vital role in the Boise community, offering opportunities for outdoor education, youth programs, and family adventures. It is a cherished resource for locals and a welcoming destination for visitors.


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