Red Warrior Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The 4th most popular mountain bike trail in Idaho.

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Southwest of Sun Valley, the Red Warrior Creek route is an eight mile route with 1,700 feet of elevation change. The route runs through beautiful pine and aspen forest. The wildflowers are amazing during mid-June.

While this trail can be ridden as an out-and-back from Warm Springs Road, the upper end of the trail ends at the intersection with the Greenhorn Gulch Trail. Therefore, many local riders drop a car and ride up Greenhorn (6 miles / 2,100 feet) or Mahoney (6.2 miles / 2,100') and then descent the eight miles down Red Warrior to Warm Springs Road. The bonus is that the Frenchmans Hot Springs is located 0.5 miles east of the Red Warrior trailhead on Warm Springs Road.

To reach the Greenhorn Gulch trailhead from Ketchum, head south on SR75 for 5.5 miles. Turn right heading west on Greenhorn Gulch Road for 3.5 miles to the trailhead parking area.

To reach the Red Warrior Trailhead from Ketchum, head west on Warm Springs Road for 12 miles.

Overall, Red Warrior Creek Trail is the 4th most popular mountain bike trail of all 63 mountain biking rides in Idaho. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Red Warrior Creek Trail including Dinosaur Ridge, Adams Gulch, Corral Creek Loop, Galena Lodge Loop Trails, Mahoney - Greenhorn Gulch and Placer/Castle Creek TrailQuigley Canyon Trail.

Sun Valley Singletrack (ID/US)

Sun Valley Singletrack (ID/US)

Red Warrior Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Sawtooth National Forest (208) 622-5371; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820; Formula Sports, Ketchum (208) 726-3194; Power House Bike Shop, Hailey (208) 788-9184.

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:  Tyrolean Lodge (208) 726-5336

Luxury Loding:  The Knob Hill Inn, Ketchum; Sun Valley Lodge

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Kneadery; Western Cafe; Java On 4th

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  43.64099, -114.494383

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  7/16/2016

ID:  6098

Red Warrior Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map


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