New Lift-Served Biking & Hiking At Lookout Pass

Wallace, Idaho

Riding the Route of the Hiawatha at Lookout Pass has become a bucket-list outdoor adventure that now attracts bike riders from around the country. And starting this summer, Lookout will have another reason for local and travelling riders and hikers to head to the Idaho/Montana border—lift-served mountain biking and hiking.

Lookout launched its first season of lift-served downhill mountain biking and lift-served hiking and scenic chairlift rides on June 12, 2021. Now riders and hikers can take advantage of chairlift rides to hike or bike Lookout’s new family-friendly trail system.

The trail system includes five top-to-bottom downhill mountain bike trails with more on the way, says Lookout Pass marketing director Matt Sawyer. The trails will appeal to a wide range of riders since there are no jumps or wooden features that may discourage some beginner and intermediate level riders. And the trails vary from singletrack that winds through the woods and across ski trails to wider mountain-access roads.

People riding a chairlift at Lookout Pass during summer to access hiking and mountain biking trails.
Photo courtesy of Lookout Pass.

Sawyer says all of the trails offer fun rides with some that have impressive views of the sub-alpine mountain terrain of the beautiful St. Regis Basin. In addition to the new mountain biking options, guests can also grab a bagged lunch at the lodge for a scenic chairlift ride and mountain-top picnic and hike.

Other summertime activities at Lookout Pass this season include a nine-hole frisbee golf course, a bungee jump, and huckleberry picking later in the season.

The resort will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Sept. 19. One exception is July 9-11 when only scenic lift rides and bungee jumping will be offered as the mountain hosts a three-day Mountain Archery Festival.

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For stories about other recreation, activities, and places to eat and stay in Wallace, Idaho, visit the OTO archives.

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