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 17th most popular mountain bike trail of all 63 mountain biking rides in Idaho.