“Cobbled arroyo fun in a remote dry wash of the Beaverhead foothills.”
— David Lingle
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.
Slump Gulch Loop is best ridden counter-clockwise and connects Discovery Hill
Trail to Slump Gulch and Sheriff Cutoff
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.