Greenhorn Gulch

3.70 out of 5
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↑ 1,900 ft
↓ 1,800 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Great trail in a network of multiuse trails. Good flow downhill, and moderate
climbing going up. A grind up to Imperial Gulch intersection. Scenic.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (1)
Imperial Gulch
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Reviews (5)

World Champ

July 29, 2017
Review: There are about a dozen trails in the Greenhorn Gulch area. The most popular loop is to ride up the Greenhorn trail and return on the Imperial Gulch trail. Neither trail has technical interest - they're old-school cross-country trails. I kept thinking "surely they could have made it a bit more curvy", "why not control the gradient a bit", but these were originally hiking or mule trails so I was on the wrong planet. It's quite a scenic loop but it certainly won't take your breath away - the scenery that is - the climb up the last mile of Greenhorn will. There is a large parking area at the trailhead and rest rooms. These trails are very popular with dog walkers. Heading north from the car park there is a track called Cow Creek Trail which can be combined into a loop with Mahoney Butte Trail. Cow Creek is wall to wall granite skulls - a horrible ride best left to horse riders and masochists.

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World Champ

August 16, 2016
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: Incredible cross country singletrack with beautiful views! It's easy to see why this is one of the most well-ridden trails in the area--it's achievable, easy to access, and provides great reward for the effort.

Most of the trails in this area are back open after the fire, although Deer Creek drainage (I think?) still needs some work and isn't open yet. But the most popular trails are back open and riding great!

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Bunny Hop

May 24, 2014
Review: A number of the trails out the Greenhorn area are closed this season due to fire damage. Check the Blaine County recreation website for closures and conditions.

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Granny Gear

July 25, 2011
Review: I started at the Greenhorn trailhead and then followed the well maintained path over nice log bridges up the drainage. At the Imperial/Greenhorn intersection, I continued climbing Greehhorn. The trail consisted of smooth singletrack, with a few rocky sections thrown in. None of the climbing was too difficult, as it seemed to give breaks along the way. I passed 4 other riders and 4 hikers and was passed by one motorcycle. I completed the Greenhorn-Imperial loop in 1:15 minutes, which included a short break at the top for views of the Pioneers.

Similar Trail: I thought that this trail was similar to Adam's Gulch and Chocolate Gulch.

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April 26, 2011
Review: There are about 4-5 different loops in this area ranging in length from 10-15 miles. If you are riding around Ketchum, don't miss this area! Butter smooth singletrack, fast downhills, in short awesome.

Similar Trail: Sun Valley resort trails

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Greenhorn Gulch MTB Trail 3.70 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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