Riding near Island Park
We are going to go to Island park with family and four-wheelers. I want to bring my bike. Where are some good AM trails near there?
Mile Creek and Sheep Creek are great out and back rides, just on the other side of Reynolds Pass N. of Island Park. Bring bear spray and some big lungs.
Harriman has some fun x-c trails too.
I just rode part of the Continental Divide trail on Tuesday. We zigzagged around on some 4-wheeler trails. The entrance is just north of Henry's Lake, on the left side of the highway (87)--literally right below the Montana border. I don't think there is even another road on the left side until Montana. Looks like a jeep trail, but it's steep and mildly entertaining-- not at all technical. You'll get some good views. Plus, a 4-wheeler can ride ahead with you.
As mentioned, lungs. It's much higher up there.
Here is some information: http://www.islandparkidaho.com/CONTDIVIDE.html
ianjt-thanks for the link. that is very helful.
Panchosdad - I tried googling mile creek in ID, but not sure which one it is. Do you know of any directions or anything? Thanks for your help!
It's in Montana, just over Reynolds pass from IP. Go over the pass (the road to Ennis), and look for the FS road. Drive to the end of the road, ride until your legs give out, turn around and head back.
Originally Posted by ggilings
I was drooling over the Lionhead this weekend, as we family camped @ Cliff/Wade lakes -- too wet to ride (bummer) next time...
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You should pick up the BZN/Big Sky mtb topo map -- the routes are pretty self explanatory.
As PD said they're the last two turnoff's on the right after Raynolds pass if heading N from IP...
Wow, these trails look amazing! I am def. going to do it. I would love to be able to do the entire loop, but don't have a shuttle, so I may do it as an out-n-back. Thanks for all the help. We aren't going until September, but I wanted to get an early jump on finding trails to ride. Thanks!!!!
I just rode mile to sheep. SO RAD! Here is a trip report if anyone is interested..
ONE TRAIL AT A TIME...: Mile Creek to Sheep creek... Backcountry adventure
You have some serious good fitness. You shouldn't apologize for performance like that. As you know now, it's a wicked long and tough trail. Most people take about 2 hours longer than you did.
I don't know what trail we're on, but at least it's getting dark
I don't know about having that good of fitness, but makes me feel a little better I am not the only one who struggled that much. I really like challenging, fun rides that have super fun descents and this trail was exactly that!
Originally Posted by GregB406
I appreciate all the help and suggestions.