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Bogus Basin Idaho

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Submitted By: yurter on 23 Jul 2010
Latitude: 43.771187
Longitude: -116.104202

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Take Bogus Basin road past the Bogus Basin sales office located at 2600 Bogus Basin road. Continue 16 miles up Bogus Basin Road to the J.R. Simplot Lodge and parking lot. Rental & retail shop, ticket office, daycare, food & beverage and ski school are all located at the J.R. Simplot Lodge area.




Snowshoeing - (0)

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All trails at Bogus Basin allow two way traffic. You are required to purchase a trail ticket that attaches to your coat or pants.

These are the trails:

"Billy Goat Trail" - 1 km in length; Begins down the Connector and branches off to the west, heading off trail and down hill until it meets the junction of the Flush and Two Deer. Follow Two Deer back up hill to the Connector, turn left to return to the Nordic Highway and the Nordic Center. Blazed with Gold Markers.

"Streamside Trail" - 1.5 km in length; Joins Mountain Goat trail to complete either a 2.5 or 3 km loop. Trail head is located at the junction of Redtail Trail and the Connector; The trail parallels the Nordic Highway and follows the stream (may not be readily apparent depending on snow depth) and drops down hill crossing the Flush. Continue along the stream and through the forest until it connects with Mountain Goat trail. One can follow North Mountain Goat back up hill for a 2.5 km loop or follow South Mountain Goat up through the Stadium for a 3 km loop. Blazed with Red Markers.

"North Mountain Goat Trail" - Accessed from the "Connector", 1 km in length, this trail drops down the west facing slope to Bogus Creek. Purple blazes mark this trail.

"South Moutain Goat Trail" - Also accessed from the "Connector" and 1 km in length; this trail travels through the stadium and follows Bogus Creek until it meets "North Mountain Goat Trail" and "Streamside Trail". This trail is marked with Orange blazes.


Alpine Resort Skiing - (0)

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Vertical skiing of almost 1800 ft. Top elevation is at 7582ft and base is 5790ft. There are 53 total runs. About a third of it is black diamond, half is moderate skiing, and the other is beginner or easy. There is mix of runs, bowls, and glades, with 900 acres of skiing. Bogus gets about 200-250 inches of snow fall a year. Night skiing is also available on 165 acres of the ski hill.

Tubing or sledding is also available just West of the parking lot.


Cross-Country Skiing - (0)

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The trails start at about 6200 feet and go as high as 6700 feet. A lot of the trails are lighted by solar power. This is mountain cross-skiing for sure. There are long gradual climbs and reciprocating descents along the Nordic Highway trail. Shafer Butte Extension is a steep switchback climb up to a picnic ground area with a quick return trip. The picnic area has a great view of the backside of the hill.


Yurt Camping - (0)

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The Yurt at Bogus Basin is about 27 feet wide. It is about a 2/3 mile trek in to it from the Frontier Point Nordic Lodge. Rental includes an outhouse, firewood, waste water system, propane lanterns and stove, table and chairs, 4 bunks and 1 futon. There is no running water or electricty. Sleeps up to a total of 12. Pack in only what you want to pack out.



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