Photo by Cameron Lloyd

If you’re looking for a cheap way to go mountain biking in September, it’s time to head to the Gem State.

Soldier Mountain in Idaho has announced that lift-serviced and uphill biking tickets will be free during the month of September. This means that you’ll have access to over nine miles of biking trails of various difficulties, along with a skills park, at no cost. Opened back in 2020, these trails are forested and subalpine singletrack, with beginner, intermediate, advanced, and extreme routes.

FAIRFIELD, Idaho (July 30, 2020) — Riders from Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association and Wood River Trails Coalition and other volunteers helped build — and break in — Soldier Mountain’s new mountain bike park. (Photo by Cameron Lloyd)

The trails are open 24/7, which are accessible by using a green uphill route. If you want lift-serviced mountain biking, the High Tail Express chairlift will be spinning on September 2nd, 3rd, 23rd, and 24th from 10 am-4 pm. All you need to do is get a ticket online, which is in order for them to make you sign a liability waiver. In addition, they are now officially welcoming class one e-bikes onto the trails.

In addition, they’ll be hosting the National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s Idaho Chapter youth mountain bike races on September 16th. This is the second year in a row that they’re hosting it, as last year’s event drew 650 youth riders from Idaho and other nearby states.

If you aren’t interested in mountain biking, Soldier Mountain has a disc golf course, their kitchen and bar will be open when the chairlift is spinning, and the ski resort invites people to dry camp in its parking lot at no cost. Soldier Mountain’s bathrooms will remain open 24/7 for campers.

Image Credits: Soldier Mountain/Cameron Lloyd

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