Adventures in Sun Valley

We are back in Colorado after a few weeks in and around Sun Valley, Idaho. We love Sun Valley and if you are a mountain biker and enjoy great singletrack then you need to head there. We drive 11 hours to Sun Valley once a year because the trails are so much fun and different than Colorado. The mountains around Sun Valley seem almost immune to rocks and roots and give new meaning to the term butter smooth.  Sure Durango and Crested Butte are close to our house and we love to ride those places but Sun Valley is special.

What makes it special is almost hard to put into words but when you see signs on the trails that say “Mountain Bikers: Long Descent Ahead,” and “Trail for Mountain Biking Only” you know they are serious about their biking trails.

We are updating our Ride Guide with more information so be on the lookout for where to ride, eat and play and a new 3 minutes in…video.

In the meantime here are some highlights:

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700 miles of singletrack

Remote Hot Springs to Restore Sore Muscles

Remote Hot Springs to Restore Sore Muscles

Road Bike options and Bike Paths!

Road Bike options and Bike Paths!

Plenty of Camping

Plenty of Camping

Nearby Lakes for Playing

Nearby Lakes for Playing

* We did not participate in any press/paid trips. All our activities were on our own so you can be assured you are getting our honest opinions and itinerary.

Comments

  1. Andrea says

    I noticed you were using your trailer with your infant – how secure is the baby in it? I have a 3 month old and hate that I’m “supposed” to wait until she’s a year old to use one. I’d love to take her out on some of the gentle trails around my house. Any words of advice?

    • says

      We use the infant sling (it has a harness and is suspended). And we are careful how/where we ride. Ironically the US is the only country where Chariot states the 1 yr recommendation. It because they can’t wear a helmet in the infant sling. Other countries such as Netherlands bike with their babies as newborns. It’s a judgement call but we’ve done it with all three. I have another post with lots of comments on this ‘issue’. http://pedaladventures.com/cycling-with-newborns/

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