Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

#6 in Best Things To Do in Boise
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2600 N Bogus Basin Rd.

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Hiking, Recreation, Skiing Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
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  • 3.5Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Less than a 20-mile drive north of downtown Boise, the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area attracts visitors to its ski and snowboard slopes in the winter and its hiking trails in the summer. Bogus Basin also provides skiing and snowboarding lessons – and a lodge to relax and enjoy a bite and a drink after being out on the slopes.

Recent visitors can't say enough about the beauty of Bogus Basin's 360-degree Treasure Valley views and its variety of ski runs. But even without powder on the slopes, reviewers rave about Bogus Basin, citing hiking and mountain biking opportunities.

Ticket prices range by the season and the activity. For instance, a full-day alpine lift ticket will cost $62 for adults; $49 for children 12 to 18; $25 for children 7 to 11; and $10 for children 6 and younger. A full-day pass to snowshoe costs much less at $8 for adults and children ages 12 and older; and $5 for kids ages seven to 11. You can also rent equipment and take lessons for an additional cost. During the winter season, which usually runs from December to April, Bogus Basin is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the weekends. Expect shortened hours during the fall and summer seasons. For more information, visit Bogus Basin's website.

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The Boise River Greenbelt stretches 25 miles along the Boise River and offers runners, joggers, walkers and cyclists a beautiful place to get some exercise. Since it travels through the heart of downtown Boise, some commuters even use it as a route for reaching their workplaces. The tree-lined trail also winds past several of the city's most popular parks, including Kathryn Albertson Park and Julia Davis Park. What's more, the city created a scavenger hunt with a map and clues on its website that prompts visitors to explore the trail and learn more about the city's history along the way.

"Peaceful" and "relaxing" are two words travelers commonly used to describe their experience walking their dogs or riding their bikes on the trail. Other travelers appreciated that the Boise Greenbelt isn't very crowded, but it still feels safe with lights illuminating the trail in most places.

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