premier mountain rides with payette powder guides rustic mt. bike rides with sag wagon support, lodging options and hearty meals
Fall colors in Ruby Meadows
Marty & Melissa at Duck Lake
20 mile creek crossing
Multi-Day Tours Includes Guides, SAG Wagon Transport, Yurt Lodging & Hearty Meals
Overnight Tours $295/person
Ultimate Downhill – Advanced42(51) miles Over a vertical mile in two days, this ride starts at Lick Creek Summit, dropping down the technical 20 Mile singletrack to Warren Wagon Road, before camping near the Burgdorf hotsprings, then down the French Cr. Grade to the Salmon River, option to float ½ day available, add $65/ea.
Singletrack Special - Advanced 46 miles This ride starts with the 20 mile singletrack from Lick Creek Summit on the first day and finishes with a Loon Lake ride after a night of camping near Burgdorf hotsprings. Cabins available for $35/person/night (dbbl occ)
Luxury Downhill – Advanced Beginner34 miles This ride combines the South Salmon Downhill and the Lake Creek Downhill with a BBQ dinner and a night at the yurts, Where you can enjoy the wood fired sauna before a great night’s sleep, the nearest streetlight, over 15 miles away!
3 Day Tour Advanced $450/Person
PPG's signature mountain bike tour as described in Steve Stuebner's new book 'Mountain Biking in McCall'
Summit – Salmon River Tour 71 Miles, 24miles/day avg.
Leg 1McCall – Lick Creek Summit18 miles Start at Gravity Sports Elev. 5000’ Ride east from McCall up the Lake Cr. Drainage on a graded forest road, climbing 1900’ in 18 miles to the Lick Creek Summit Yurts for the first nights stay.
Leg 2Lick Cr. Summit – Burgdorf Hot Springs22 miles This ride descends 1000’ over 10.5 miles of singletrack via the 20 Mile Trail, then climbs 700’ on 5 miles of paved road to Sesech Summit, for the final 7 mile decent to a cozy camp near Burgdorf Hot Springs, Elev. 6100’ Cabins available for $35/person/night (dbbl occ) Leg 3Burgdorf – Salmon River20 miles For the morning ride we’ll travel north for 8 miles on a graded gravel road before dropping over 4000’in 12 miles down the French Cr. Grade, to the Salmon River below. After lunch….
Option to ride or float? French Creek -Spring Bar9 miles Your choice of a flat gravel river road on a bike or a cool, refreshing Class 2 whitewater trip in a raft or inflatable kayak, add $65/ea for float.
4 Day Tour Advanced95 miles$575/person
Summit – Salmon River Tour+ Loon Lake Singletrack This tour will layover at the Burgdorf Camp for 2 nights, This is our favorite tour! As described in Steve Stuebner’s new edition of ‘Mountain Biking in McCall’
Burgdorf Hot Springs
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6 Day Tour Advanced $875/person
Nobody's taken the "Challenge" yet.....so we'll offer $75/person off the price to the first group of 6 or more riders that agree to join us on this amazing journey through Idaho's hidden backcountry!
Salmon River Mountain Challenge 145 miles, 24 miles/day avg Climbs over 14,000’
Leg 1McCall – Lick Creek Summit18 miles Start at Gravity Sports Elev. 5000’ Ride east from McCall up the Lake Cr. drainage on a graded forest road, climbing 1900’ in 18 miles to the Lick Creek Summit Yurts for the first nights stay.
Leg 2Lick Creek Summit – Yellow Pine31 miles Start the day by descending 3000’ down the magical Lick Cr. Canyon to the confluence of the Sesech and South Fk. of the Salmon Rivers. After lunch we’ll ride another 15 miles of road along the East Fk. of the South Fk. of the Salmon River to the small town of Yellowpine, Elev. 4850’ for a nights stay in the local campground. Call for option to stay at the Alpine Village.
Leg 3Yellow Pine – Edwardsburg22 miles After following the Salmon River for a couple more miles we’ll head north for a 10 mile climb up Profile Cr. to Profile Gap, Elev. 7500’. From there it’s another 10 miles downhill into Edwardsburg, Elev. 5700’ for a nights stay in the local campground. Call for option to stay at the Big Creek Yurts.
Leg 4Edwardsburg – So. Fk. Salmon River18 miles The next morning we’ll climb 2800’ in the First 7 miles to Elk Summit, Elev. 8670’, then drop down Elk Cr., over a vertical mile, to the South Fk. Of the Salmon River, elev. 3050’, where we’ll camp at the Shiefer Camp Ground.
Leg 5So. Salmon – Burgdorf Hot Springs25 miles Today’s the big day, climbing 3900’ up out of the canyon over Warren Summit, Elev. 6974, before dropping down to the old mining town of Warren, Elev. 6200’, for a well deserved break. Our last climb is only 600’ in the 5 miles leading up to Steamboat Summit. From there we can cruise the last 12 miles through Sesech Meadows finally arriving at Burgdorf Hot Springs for a soak and a night in a cozy camp. Cabins available for $35/person/night (dbbl occ)
Leg 6Burgdorf – Salmon River 21 miles For the morning ride we’ll travel north for 8 miles on a graded gravel road before dropping over 4000’in 12 miles down the French Cr. Grade, to the Salmon River below. After lunch….
Option to ride or float? French Creek -Spring Bar 9 miles Your choice of a flat gravel river road by bike or a cool, refreshing Class 2 whitewater trip in a raft or inflatable kayak, add $65/ea for float trip
Want to spend another night at the historic Burgdorf Hot Springs? Spend the day hiking, reading, and swimming or ride one the best single-tracks in Idaho…. The Loon Lake Loop…..24 miles roundtrip, or 15 with a shuttle to trailhead, at the Chinook Campground, 9 miles away on a gravel road. From there ride over 12 miles of awesome single-track through beautiful Idaho forest, visiting Loon Lake and Ruby Meadows, before returning to the hot springs, the last 2 miles on a gravel road.
1/2 Day Rafting on the Salmon River$65/person
Float from French Creek to Spring Bar 9 miles with Exodus Raft Co. - Ride in a raft or paddle your own inflatable kayak.
Lodge at Riggins Hot Springs$call?
Finish it off right with a relaxing night on the river. Deluxe accommodations at the Lodge, including a gourmet dinner, hot springs and a hearty breakfast.