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Slump Gulch Loop

Intermediate
 3.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Cobbled arroyo fun in a remote dry wash of the Beaverhead foothills.


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7.1

Miles

11.5

KM

85%

Singletrack

4,453' 1,357 m

High

4,189' 1,277 m

Low

443' 135 m

Up

443' 135 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

Smooth singletrack through rolling sage hills and cobbled wash whoop-de-doos all only a couple miles from town. The Slump Gulch Loop is great for a quick, challenging ride after work or when the high-country is snowbound in Spring and late Fall.

The Discovery Hill Trails are dry for riding from March until sometimes as late as December.

Cows are present, however, from mid-May to mid-September and it can get pretty dusty.

Description

Slump Gulch Loop is best ridden counter-clockwise and connects Discovery Hill Trail to Slump Gulch and Sheriff Cutoff trails.

The loop is the most technically challenging of the Discovery Trails but still a good intermediate skill loop. Expect cobbled wash crossings in Slump Gulch Trail and short steep sections.

Riding the Sheriff Cutoff Trail makes Slump Gulch a good loop clockwise and gives options for adding more loops.

History & Background

Lewis and Clark traveled through these hills on Native American trails. A portion of the Enduro loop follows that same trail.

Contacts

Local Club: Salmon Idaho MTB Assoc

Land Manager: BLM Idaho - Salmon

Shared By:

David Lingle

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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Photos

The Sheriff Cutoff trail with the Beaverhead Mountains in the background.
Jul 14, 2015 near Salmon, ID
Big skies over Discovery Hills trail.
Jul 14, 2015 near Salmon, ID
Heading south on the Discovery Hills trail.
Jul 14, 2015 near Salmon, ID
Bitterroot blooms along the Disco Hill Trails.
May 15, 2013 near Salmon, ID
Fine spring riding on the Sheriff Trail.
May 15, 2013 near Salmon, ID
Lewis and Clark Trail. Sal Mountain in the background.
Jun 19, 2013 near Salmon, ID

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Aug 20, 2016
Kurt Kuhl
Great ride, some bad or missing signage had me doing some extra mileage. No big deal, had a great time and the trail is in excellent condition 11.2mi — 2h 40m
Sep 22, 2014
'Chris Swenson
Aug 28, 2014
'Chris Swenson
Riding great!!
Aug 27, 2014
'Chris Swenson