Idaho Mountains Mean Gnarly Mountain Bike Trails, Water Sports, More

By Andy Dennison
7/16/2014 12:17:53 PM

The Idaho mountains resorts are well into the summer season, with vista-viewing chairlift rides, gnarly mountain bike trails and mellow disc golf and water sports.

More than a third of the Gem State's ski and snowboard resorts fire up a lift or two in the summer to bring folks out of the valley and onto the mountaintop. Most run through Labor Day or beyond, and they have a few restaurants and bars open for visitors' relaxation.

Here's a sampling of what's up in Idaho right now:

Brundage. Bluebird Express runs Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for $12 a ride with hooks for mountain bikers. There's a new disc golf course, and base lodge fav, Smoky's Bar and Grill, now open Fridays through Sundays.

Grand Targhee. Dreamcatcher chair tops out at 9,800 feet -- $15 without bike, $35 with bike. Swimming pool open every day to 5 p.m. through Sept. 1, and a farmers' market runs every Friday at the Brandin' Iron Grill.

Pomerelle. All-day pass on triple chair to summit costs $20, single ride $8. Disc golf course starts at 9,000 feet and winds around the face of the mountain.

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