Lick Gulch

Total Miles
2.3

Elevation

2,434.64 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

Lick Gulch in the Greenhorn Trail System is a short single track full of epic scenery including meadows of yellow lupins and wildflowers, and volcanic looking rock outcroppings. It climbs up from a gulch with a couple rocky switchbacks. One of the switchbacks is more wide and smooth, and one is tighter and rockier. The rest of the trail is meandering through the open meadows with lightly snaking curves and mostly smooth dirt with a bit of embedded rock in the trail. It's fast and flowy with incredible views as you ride along the mountain tops. You might see sheep herding operations in the area. This trail connects North Fork Deer Creek to the Middle Fork South Fork trail, and can be ridden as part of a bigger day ride within the Greenhorn Trail System. This is an extensive trail system with several days worth of riding.

Difficulty

Intermediate single track with narrow sections and switchbacks.

Technical Rating

4

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Access Description

The Greenhorn trails are an extensive trail system south of Ketchum Idaho that gets a high amount of use from various recreational users including mountain bikers and horses and hiking in addition to dirt biking. There's a decent-sized parking lot at the staging area for Greenhorn Trails, that can accommodate trailers, but doesn't allow camping, and gets full even on weekdays. The trails can also be accessed off of Warm Springs Road to the north and Deer Creek Road to the south, which both have places to camp. It's an extensive system with trails of varying difficulty from easy to advanced. This area can get really hot in the summer and doesn't have much shade. This area is very well signed and maintained, but most of the area doesn't have cell service, so download your maps ahead of time.

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