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    Good trails from Southern Idaho towards Utah??

    Hello,

    I'm looking for some more trail suggestions.

    I'll be heading to Ogden, Utah for a while and I'm curious whether there are any good trails / campsites anywhere in between say, Riggins and Ogden. And, of course, I will have my 6 and 8 year old kids with me, so it needs to be somewhat tame.

    Thanks- Stacy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacy123
    Hello,

    I'm looking for some more trail suggestions.

    I'll be heading to Ogden, Utah for a while and I'm curious whether there are any good trails / campsites anywhere in between say, Riggins and Ogden. And, of course, I will have my 6 and 8 year old kids with me, so it needs to be somewhat tame.

    Thanks- Stacy
    The south hills(Southern unit Sawtooth NF) have some nice campsites and great singletrack. You can just follow the signs for Magic Mountain and that will get you in the vacinity.

    City of Rocks are has some nice camping too but the trails are more limited.
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    Are you looking for trails for the 6 and 8 yr old to ride?

    In Ogden, the Bonneville Shoreline trail is pretty tame but is a roaster oven in July. The lower trails at Snowbasin are not too technical and mostly smooth. The downhill on Maples is fast and flowy. The Skyline trail would be too epic. There's a 7 mile loop at Powder Mountain but I haven't done that. Camping options in the Ogden area are pretty limited. Lots of private land.

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    Thanks, these look like great options, I love Snowbasin and Powder Mt. areas! Yes, the kids will ride which makes it a little more difficult. I assume it will be hot, hot, hot! We camped near St. George by tha AZ border once and it was hot!

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    I was just in Ogden and it wasn't too bad. Snowbasin is 5 to 10 degrees cooler.

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    St. George temps are nothing like Ogden temps, (St. George is often 20 degrees + hotter)

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    Stacy,

    There is tons of free camping along the Salmon River on the Big Salmon Road just south of Riggins, Idaho. To get there turn east off highway 95 at mile marker 194.6, go over the bridge (Little Salmon River), the first campsite is Short's Bar about 1.5 miles upstream and there are more upstream. There isn't much shade here and it gets hotter than heck in Riggins. Not much riding that I know of near Riggins.

    I'd recommend McCall. Lots of fee campgrounds that have trails suitable for a 6 and 8 year old. I think Ponderosa State Park would be the best fit. Here's a link to campgrounds in McCall:

    http://www.stateparks.com/ponderosa.html
    http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/payette/recr...g_mccall.shtml

    Boise has the Green Belt which is perfect for a 6 and 8 year-old. Not sure about camping but lots of hotels/motels on or near the Green Belt.

    Not sure of any riding between Boise and Ogden.

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    Thank you all.

    Thanks for you're help everyone. I will take all of these options into consideration, I'm in great need of getting out of town!

    Stacy

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