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Bear Gulch
Ashton, ID

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Located just up the road from Ashton is Bear Gulch. It started out as a ski resort but never quite made it. The old railroad tracks that used to run up the warm river canyon have been removed, which makes for a very nice ATV trail. To get to the trailhead, head to Ashton, and instead of going north into Island Park, turn right on Highway 47 going to the Warm River campground. Go past the War. . .
 
Blackrock
Pocatello, ID

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Located just outside of Pocatello is Blackrock Canyon. This trail system is some of the funnest riding around. Lots of great scenery, lots of good climbing, and lots of trails make for a great day on an ATV. To get there, just drive through Pocatello going south, and as I-15 turns east, take the first exit. As you get off the freeway, take a left and drive about a half mile or so until you can . . .
 
Boise National Forest
Boise, ID

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http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/boise/ The Boise National Forest is located north and east of the city of Boise, Idaho. Size: about 2,612,000 acres Topography: Elevations range from 2,600 to 9,800 feet. The mountainous landscape developed through uplifting, faulting, and stream cutting. Most of the land lies within the Idaho Batholith, a large and highly erodable geologic formation. ORGANIZATION. . .
 
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Idaho Fals, ID

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The Caribou-Targhee National Forest occupies over 3 million acres and stretches across southeastern Idaho, from the Montana, Utah, and Wyoming borders. This Forest is also home to the Curlew National Grasslands. The National Forest Store now offers secure on-line sales through our partner, the National Forest Foundation.. . .
 
Clearwater National Forest
Orofino, ID

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Part of Idaho's Big Wild, the Clearwater National Forest covers 1.8 million acres from the jagged peaks of the Bitterroot Mountains in the east to the river canyons and the rolling hills of the Palouse Prairie in the west. The North Fork of the Clearwater and the Lochsa rivers provide miles of tumbling white water interspersed with quiet pools for migratory and resident fish. The mountains prov. . .
 
Club River Guest Ranch
Preston, ID

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Breathe fresh mountain air while listening to the bubbling splendor of the Cub River tumbling over the rocks, next to the Cache National Forest. The Guest Ranch offers fun and excitement for people of any age. Great year-round facilities and activities. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, or just relax around the pool, or around the campfires in the evening. Horse, ATV, and Snowmobile rentals ava. . .
 
Continental Divide
Spencer, ID

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Located near Spencer is the Continental Divide trail. This is one beautiful and long ride. Be sure to have an entire day to spend if you take this entire ride. To get to the trailhead from Idaho Falls, head north on I-15 to Spencer, about 60 miles. Drive past the Spencer exit and take the next one (Stoddard Creek Campground exit). Take the exit and turned right, then drive over the railroad tra. . .
 
Downata Hot Springs
Downey, ID

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Eight Mile Canyon
Mud Lake, ID

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Located about 20 miles northwest of Mud Lake is Eight Mile Canyon. It is a premier place to ride ATVs and dirt bikes, and a great place to camp. We camp there almost every summer and get lots of fun riding in. To get there, head through Mud Lake and take Highway 28 like you're going to Salmon. Once you turn onto Highway 28, it is about 20 miles to the turnoff. There are two road you can turn on. . .
 
Fairfield Area ATV Trails
Fairfield, ID

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The Wilson Flat ATV trail system includes approximately 11 miles of loop trails specifically designed for ATV use. These trails offer great views of Anderson Ranch Reservoir, the South Fork of the Boise River, and the surrounding area. Contact the Fairfield Ranger District for information and maps. . . .
 
Fall Creek
Idaho Falls, ID

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Located about a half an hour from Idaho Falls is the Fall Creek ride. This ride has all the elements I like in a good trail ride. It has some good windy trails through the woods, it has some very nice views of Swan Valley when you get up on top of the mountain ridges, and you make a loop, making the entire ride new view. To get to the trailhead from Idaho Falls, head down HWY-26 and turn just b. . .
 
Felt
Felt, ID

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Felt is a small town located about 30 miles east of Sugar City. To get there, take highway 33 through Teton and Newdale. Just before the 33 turns south into Tetonia, turn onto HWY-32. From there, go a couple of miles and turn on 1200 North. Drive down 1200 North until you cross the old railroad tracks. The tracks have been removed, but you should recognize them. We just pulled onto the old railroa. . .
 
Garden Valley Area ATV Trails
Garden Valley, ID

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There are a number of trails near Garden Valley in the Boise National Forest.. . .
 
Garn Mountain
Kelly Canyon, ID

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Located a little over an hour northeast of Idaho Falls, near Kelly Canyon, are several ATV trails. One of the best groomed trails is the one to Garn Mountain. This trail offers some of the best scenery Idaho has to offer. To get to the trailhead from Idaho Falls, go past the Kelly Canyon ski resort. When the road splits, take the left road to Moody Meadows. From the road split it is 10 miles to. . .
 
Great Western Trail

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The Great Western Trail is a unique corridor of braided and paralleling trails for both motorized and non-motorized users. The trail system traverses 4,455 miles through Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. It incorporates stunning desert and canyon landscapes, plateaus, woodlands, dense forests and alpine meadows. It links 18 National Forests, Tribal, State and BLM administered lands and e. . .
 
High Desert
St. Anthony, ID

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Located about 15 miles north of the St. Anthony sand dunes are some fascinating desert features. From lava tubes to craters, this area makes for a fun and interesting trail ride. The easiest way to get to the desert from southern locations is to drive north on US-20 and take the north Rexburg exit. Drive north on the Salem Highway for about 30 miles. You will go past the sand dunes. Because . . .
 
High Mountain Adventures
Island Park, ID

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PHONE: 208-558-9572 EMAIL: contactformonly@aol.com CITY: Island Park STATE: Idaho WEB_ADDRESS: www.highmountainadventures.com TYPE_OF_PARK: Year round rentals atv, snowmobile, watercraft PARK_DESCRIPTION: Your Place For Outrageous Year-Round Fun in Island Park!! We Are Open 7 days per Week 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Island Park, a gorgeous vacation destination, is located within 30 minutes o. . .
 
Idaho Guest Ranch
Banks , ID

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Horseback Riding, ATV Riding, Trail Rides, Cattle Drives, Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats, RVs welcome, Overnight stay availability . . .
 
Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Coeur d'Alene , ID

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http://www.fs.fed.us/ipnf/index.html Interstate 90 passes right through the middle of the IPNF. Coeur d'Alene is right on this major highway, acting as a hub for forest access. Coeur d'Alene also provides many other resources, such as lodging, food, tours, and the IPNF Supervisor's Office. The IPNF has hundreds of miles of hiking, horse, and ohv trails. This guide lists of some of our more popul. . .
 
Inman Canyon
Inkom, ID

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Located just outside of Inkom (near Pocatello) is Inman Canyon. This place is loaded with trails of all different variety. It would take several days to ride all the trails in this area. To get there, drive south on I-15 from Pocatello to Inkom and take exit 58. Turn right and almost immediately turn left (we are talking in about 10 feet) onto Grant Avenue. Follow this to the stop sign, then ta. . .
 
Jumpoff Peak
Howe, ID

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Not to far from Howe is a kicking ride to Jumpoff Peak. This is another premier ride and one I will go back to again and again. There are a lot of rides that end with a spectacular view from some high peak. This ride is almost entirely a spectacular view as you ride the ridges that look down on the Howe valley. To get to the trailhead from Idaho Falls, head north on US 20 like you are going to . . .
 
Kelly Canyon
Ririe, ID

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Kelly Canyon is well known for its ATV rides. There are many trails all over the area, with lots of great scenery and variety. When riding in the Kelly area, it is fun to ride several of the trails. Three of my favorite are the Poison Flat trail, the Wolverine Canyon Creek trail, and the Leaning Fir trail. All are close together and can be ridden easily in a couple of hours. They are connected by . . .
 
Lazy R Guest Ranch
Horseshoe Bend, ID

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The Ranch The Lazy R Ranch is a Private Ranch that, together with its leases comprises close to 15,000 acres. Deeded/Private acreage is close to 7000 acres. Ranch headquarters are located in the high mountain meadows of the Drybuck Valley. As a result of popular demand, we have recently opened our doors to the Public. We are equipped to handle large groups of campers/RVs. Full service Mens/W. . .
 
Lookout Point
Spencer, ID

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Located about an hour north of Idaho Falls is the Lookout Point Ride near Spencer. This is a premier ride, and one of my favorites so far. It has beautiful views and a nice lookout at the end. To get to the trailhead from Idaho Falls, head north on I-15 for about an hour. Take the Spencer exit (Exit 180) and turn right. Take your first right, then a left on Idmon Road. Drive about 2 miles until. . .
 
Mackay Mines
Mackay, ID

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A little ways northwest of Arco lies some pretty rugged mountains. Mining has gone on in this neck of the woods since the late 1800s. The result is many roads and trails that make a perfect destination for an ATV. To get to Mackay, just go through Arco and travel another 20 miles or so down the road. Once in Mackay, turn left after the bank. Follow the road until it turns into a gravel road, an. . .
 
McCroskey State Park
Plummer, ID

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This 5300-acre ridgeline park is dedicated to pioneer women. McCroskey State Park's highlight is an 18-mile skyline drive through the park on unimproved roads provides spectacular views of the rolling Palouse country and access to 32 miles of multi-purpose trails. Facilities include a group day use shelter, primitive camping areas and picnic areas along the road. The road is not recommended for la. . .
 
Mountain Mayhem Adventure Center
Lava Hot Springs, ID

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Just 2 hours north of Salt Lake City. Take highway 30 exit at McCammon, Idaho and Lava is just 10 miles east. Turn at large pool next to highway and left at first stop sign. Just 2 blocks east.. . .
 
Nez Perce National Forest
Grangeville, ID

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Welcome to the Nez Perce National Forest2.2 million acres of beautiful and diverse land. From the dry, rugged canyons of the Salmon River to the moist cedar forests of the Selway drainage, the forest offers something for everyone. This vast, diverse area is managed to provide a variety of goods and services including breathtaking scenery, wilderness, wildlife, fisheries, timber harvest, live. . .
 
Payette National Forest
McCall, ID

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The Payette National Forest offers the visitor over 2.3 million acres to enjoy. Everything from the deep recesses of Hell's Canyon to peaks reaching elevations of almost 9,500 feet. Dry desert grasslands compliment heavily forested acres. Gateways to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness lead the visitor to experience the solitude of seldom traveled trails. To the west is the Hell's. . .
 
Pond's Lodge
Island Park, ID

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PHONE: 208-558-7221 EMAIL: gary@pondslodge.com CITY: Island Park STATE: Idaho WEB_ADDRESS: www.pondslodge.com TYPE_OF_PARK: Open year round for all types of activities including atv's and dirt bikes PARK_DESCRIPTION: Where do you start? From Yellowstone to the Tetons, Ponds Lodge is your headquarters for it all. There are over 50 rivers and lakes within a 50 mile radius of the Lodge with wor. . .
 
Relay Ridge
Sugar City, ID

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Located about 20 miles from Sugar City, Relay Ridge is a fun and easy ride for ATVs. In addition, you would be hard pressed to find a more scenic ride. The easiest way to get to the trailhead is to take the Teton exit off of US20 just north of Sugar City. Drive on 33 through Teton and Newdale, and turn right on Canyon Creek Road. Drive on this road for a few miles. You will go right past the Gr. . .
 
Ridge To Rivers Trail System
Boise, ID

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The Boise Foothills rise above Idaho's Capitol and largest city, providing a postcard backdrop that inspires and soothes the soul. An interconnected network of roads and trails courses through these hills, linking not only neighborhoods with public lands but also connecting people with the natural environment. With over 125 miles of trail, there is something for everyone. Here we provide ideas and. . .
 
Rockland
Potacello, ID

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Located about a half an hour from Pocatello is the Rockland riding area. It has very pleasant trails with lots of good scenery. To get to the trailhead from Pocatello, head down Interstate 86 like you are going to Boise. Once you get past the American Falls Reservoir, take a left on the Rockland Highway (37). Drive through the town of Rockland and go about another 7 or so miles to the trail. . .
 
Salmon-Challis National Forest
Salmon, ID

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The Salmon-Challis National Forest covers over 4.3 million acres in east-central Idaho. Included within the boundaries of the Forest is 1.3 million acres of the Frank Church-- River of No Return Wilderness Area, the largest wilderness area in the Continental United States. Rugged and remote, this country offers adventure, solitude and breathtaking scenery. The Forest also contains Borah Peak, Idah. . .
 
Salmon-Challis National Forest
Challis, ID

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Yankee Fork Ranger District http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/sc/yankeefork/index.shtml Challis, Idaho If you enjoy scenic beauty, extended hikes, short day hikes, and the serenity of escaping from the crowds, then you have come to the right place. The Yankee Fork Ranger District offers over 300 miles of trails to enjoy. There are trails that will take you into a mixture of rugged peaks, timbered slopes,. . .
 
Sand Creek
St. Anthony, ID

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Located a little north of St. Anthony is Sand Creek. This area is fun to ride in because you can ride up the southwest side of the Island Park Caldera. To get there, get on US-20 and head to St. Anthony. You can get there by driving through St. Anthony, but we found it easier to go past St. Anthony (driving north on US-20) and take a left turn onto E 600 N. Follow that for a mile or so and t. . .
 
Scout Mountain
Potacello, ID

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Located about 15 miles south of Pocatello is the Scout Mountain campground. It is also the trailhead of a nice ATV trail, which makes it a great family vacation spot for camping and riding. To get there, just drive through Pocatello going south, and as I-15 turns east, take the first exit and get on N. Mink Creek Road. From there drive to the Scout Mountain campground. If you are not camping. . .
 
Sheep Falls
Cave Falls, ID

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Located on the way to Cave Falls is the road to Sheep Falls. This is a pleasant ride through the forest with little technical terrain to maneuver. In fact, for you adrenaline junkies, this probably isn't the ride for you, but for those who enjoy a beautiful ride through the best nature has to offer, this is an excellent ride. To get there, just drive north on US-20 to Ashton and hang a right on. . .
 
Summit View Campground
Pocatello, ID

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Located about 2 hours southeast of Pocatello is the Summit View Campground. Although a little far for a one day trip for most southeast Idaho residents, this is an excellent place for a weekend camp and ride. To get there, get on I-15 and head south. Take the McCammon exit and go east through Soda Springs to Georgetown. Once in Georgetown, take a left up the canyon and follow the signs to th. . .
 
Weiser Sand Dunes
Boise, ID

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15 miles northeast of Weiser, Idaho and 5 miles south of Steck Park. The dunes are just east of the Snake River and the Idaho/Oregon border. Description: Approximately 100 acres of dunes. Directions: 15 miles northeast of Weiser, Idaho off Olds Ferry Road. Follow the signs to Steck Park and you will run into the dunes before reaching the park. Camping Area: Dry campi. . .
 
White Sands Road
Rexburg, ID

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A few miles north or Rexburg, just past the sand dunes, is the White Sands road. This place is one of the really fun ATV rides within about a 20 to 30 minute drive from Rexburg. It is a desert location, but the variety of terrain makes it a blast. From nice dirt roads to jeep trails to sand dunes, it all makes for a fun afternoon of riding. To get there, just take the north Rexburg exit off of . . .
 



 

 

 

 

 

 


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