Stanley Lake - Elk Meadows Loop

Stanley, Idaho

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Sweet singletrack riding in elk meadows. Drop-dead gorgeous views of the north face of the Sawtooth Mountains. Located 5 miles west of Stanley. Tread: 1.8 miles of gravel road, 4.4 miles of singletrack, 6.3 miles of doubletrack. The Stanley Lake–Elk Meadows Loop has been a local standard in the Stanley area for years. It was one of the first mountain bike trails signed and developed by the Stanley Ranger District. The loop trail is an excellent activity as part of a weekend campout at Stanley Lake, and it’s a worthwhile ride to pick off as part of a multiday mountain bike and white-water adventure in the Stanley area. Strong intermediate riders and teenagers should be able to handle the loop because of the lack of continuous strenuous climbing.

Stanley Lake - Elk Meadows Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Sweet singletrack riding in elk meadows. Drop-dead gorgeous views of the north face of the Sawtooth Mountains. Located 5 miles west of Stanley. Tread: 1.8 miles of gravel road, 4.4 miles of singletrack, 6.3 miles of doubletrack. The Stanley Lake–Elk Meadows Loop has been a local standard in the Stanley area for years. It was one of the first mountain
bike trails signed and developed by the Stanley Ranger District.

The loop trail is an excellent activity as part of a weekend campout at Stanley Lake, and it’s a worthwhile ride to pick off as part of a multiday mountain bike and white-water adventure in the Stanley area. Strong intermediate riders
and teenagers should be able to handle the loop because of the
lack of continuous strenuous climbing."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Stanley
Distance: 12.5
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 6,500 feet
Top Elevation: 7,000 feet
Local Contacts: Sawtooth National Recreational Area, 800-260-5970
Local Maps: USGS Stanley Lake, Elk Meadows.
Driving Directions: Directions to Stanley Lake - Elk Meadows Loop

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8/27/2013
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Fun trail for beginners. Nothing too technical but great single track riding. Some roads and if you do it clockwise, a bit of a climb at the beginning of the ride but a blast for me and my wife.



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May 2018