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Summer Recreation

Escape the valley heat and join us at Bogus Basin for mountain biking, hiking, disc golf, picnics and more during the summer months. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area offers free public trail systems in a pristine alpine environment, within easy driving distance for a family day trip. 

JR SIMPLOT LODGE (June 6th to September 6th)

The JR Simplot lodge will be open Thursdays and Fridays, 4pm to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 7pm. Lodge amenities include an expanded menu inside the lodge featuring fresh soups, sandwiches and salads in addition to a full bar, billiards, and darts. Additionally, sunscreen, bike patch kits, energy bars and bike shuttle tickets will be available for purchase.  All ages are welcome.


Three all-day music events are planned for the St. Luke’s Don Scott Memorial Amphitheater: July 4th, August 1st, and September 5th. On these days, the Deerpoint Chair (#1) will operate for scenic rides and mountain bike transport, and local retailers and vendors will be on site. Cost for an all-day pass is $25. Single ride chairlift ride tickets cost $10. Chairlift hours of operation for chairlift are 11:00am-4:30pm. All ages welcome.


Beginning June 13th a bike shuttle will run from the Simplot Lodge to Pioneer Lodge Saturdays and Sundays from 11am– 5pm. Cost: $25 per day for unlimited rides/$10 single ride. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Simplot Lodge. All ages welcome.


Planning to ride the chairlift or bike shuttle? Be sure to sign our release. Parents and legal guardians need to sign on behalf of minors. Get it here.


Escape the valley heat and enjoy a picnic or hike in a cool alpine environment, a short scenic drive from Boise. Bogus Basin offers many hiking trails for families to enjoy during the summer. 


Bogus Basin collaborates with the Boise and Meridian Parks and Recreation departments to offer day camps and overnight camps for kids and teens


The yurt at Bogus Basin is available for summer reservations, offering a semi-rugged camping experience. Details and online reservations here >>


Private group events such as reunions, conferences, retreats, weddings and receptions are welcome at Bogus Basin during the summer. Please contact our Catering Manager to reserve one of our lodges for a private group event or meeting June-October.