Greenhorn Gulch / Imperial Gulch Horseback Riding

The 12th most popular equestrian trail in Idaho.

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South of Sun Valley, the Greenhorn Gulch / Mahoney Creek loop is a 10.5 mile horseback riding route climbing 2,000 feet. The route combines the trail up Mahoney Creek and returns via the Greenhorn Creek Trail. An alternate return is via Imperial Gulch.

To reach the horseback riding 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.

Overall, Greenhorn Gulch / Imperial Gulch is the 12th most popular horse trail of all 56 horseback rides in Idaho. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Greenhorn Gulch / Imperial Gulch including Adams Gulch Loop, Placer/Castle Creek Trail and Proctor Mountain Loop.

Greenhorn Gulch / Imperial Gulch Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  SNF (208) 622-5371; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820; Idaho Backcountry Horsemen (208) 772-2964.

Recommended Book:  "Trail Riding In Rocky Mountains" from Jean Llewellyn

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

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:  43.5942, -114.3989

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  6/26/2016

ID:  14508

Greenhorn Gulch / Imperial Gulch Horseback Riding Map


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