Wolftone - Curran

Total Miles
5.6

Elevation

2,383.99 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Fall, Spring, Summer

Trail Overview

This is a really great single track on the south end of the Greenhorn Trail system near Ketchum, Idaho. The south end of the trail starts from a saddle with a loose downhill onto a narrow and epic side hill where you'll feel like you are on the edge of the world. It's a different terrain on this mountain than the rest of the trail system as this zone is drier and in sagebrush. The side-hilling section has some moderate exposure as it rides through wildflowers with endless views of these steep green mountains. It has some curves as it crosses over onto the back side of the mountain and is less dry but in a burn area. It has some switchbacks that are pretty easy and continue as an elevated trail above a creek. There are lots of low dead branches to duck for in the burn area. Most of the downfall in the burn area is cut, but some of the cuts are at handlebar or peg height, so you have to watch out for them, especially on the narrow exposed sections of the trail. There are also a couple wash washouts to look out for as you are elevated above the creek. The trail is mostly smooth and not too rocky, but is quite narrow, and ends on a rocky dry creek bed with a creek crossing at the intersection with Deer Creek.

Difficulty

Intermediate single track with narrow sections, exposure, and deadfall.

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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