Elk Meadows Loop Trail For Mountain Biking

The 14th most popular mountain bike trail in Idaho.

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Northwest of Stanley, the Elk Meadows Loop is a 14 mile trail looping Elk Mountain from Stanley Lake.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Stanley at SR75, head west on SR21 for 4 miles. Just past mile marker 126, turn left heading south on Stanley Lake Access Road.

From the trailhead, continue riding west on FS455 for 3.5 miles. Continue west on FS649 up the hill. Turn north on Elk Creek Loop Trail (#629). Follow northeast to FS614. Head east on FS614 to SR21. Head south on SR21 back to FS455 and the trailhead.

There are several alternate loops in this area to explore. These are marked in blue on the trail map.

Overall, Elk Meadows Loop Trail is the 14th most popular mountain bike trail of all 63 mountain biking rides in Idaho. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Elk Meadows Loop Trail including Warm Springs Trail, Nip and Tuck Trail, Ten Mile Ridge Trail, Backcountry Hot Springs, Fisher Creek / Williams Creek Loop and Headwaters of the SalmonWarm Springs Creek Trail.

Elk Meadows Loop Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Sawtooth National Forest (208) 774-3681; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Sun Valley" from Greg Roberts

Recommended Map:  "Sun Valley Trail Map" from Adventure Maps

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Sawtooth Hotel, Stanley (208) 721-2459

Luxury Loding:  Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch (208) 774-3544

Breakfast Restaurant:  Stanley Baking Company, Stanley (208) 774-6573

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/sawtooth/

GPS:  44.2521, -115.0086

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  7/29/2016

ID:  6050

Elk Meadows Loop Trail Mountain Biking Map


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