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Best Buds & Hot Spuds

Route & Itinerary

Total length: 129.3mi
Elevation gain: 5276ft (max grade 10.3%)
Minimum tire recommendation: ~2in (tubeless if possible)
Bike recommendation: Gravel, mountain, or similar
Type: Out-and-back
Parking: At trailhead
Water availability: Route follows a river, bring a filter!
Resupply: Limited, bring everything you need
June 25th

Arrive in Boise at your leisure! Find a hotel, Airbnb, or setup your tent at the Macks Creek Park trailhead.
June 26th

Distance: ~50mi
Set out from the trailhead around 7am. Looking at about 50mi of light riding to camp at Night 1 site. Passing 2 hot springs on the way in. Planning to stop often for hot spring dips, and snacks.
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June 27th

Distance: ~20mi
Riding out to the end, and back to Night 2 camp. Potential to stop at Beaver Lodge for food, drinks, etc. Lots of lakes, and hot springs during this corridor. Possibility to go farther past the end of the route for additional hot springs.
This is a day of maximum chill.
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June 28th

Distance: 48 mi
From the Night 2 site back to the start! Plenty of opportunities to stop and relax on the way back at our favorite hot springs, or to jet back home for folks who want to ride fast.
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