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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.

FOOD SERVICE AVAILABLE

Barbecue and beverages on the patio: Weekends 11:00am - 4:00pm at the JR Simplot lodge. Beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day*. *Extended through September 2013. Directions here >>>
The menu includes barbecued hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, snacks and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Public restrooms also available for hikers and day trippers.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Bogus Basin offers many trails that are free to access and use from June-October (once the trails have dried out).  Trails are maintained by the Ridge to Rivers Trail System.  More info here >>>

HIKING AND PICNICS

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. 

SUMMER CAMPS

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

YURT RENTAL

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

WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS, REUNIONS, RETREATS

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.