Galena Summit Toll Road:
The Old Galena Summit toll road winds its way up the headwaters of the Big Wood River. This 5-mile mountain bike ride follows the original path of the wagon road that was constructed over the summit in the early 1900s. There is no parking available at the start of the ride, so leave your cars in the Galena Lodge parking lot (23.8 mi from Ketchum) and ride 1.2 miles up Highway 75 before turning left onto the old grade.
Getting there: From Galena Lodge: Go north on Hwy. 75 to the Old Toll Road (a modified single track) which begins on the left side of Hwy. 75 where Horse Creek flows into the Big Wood River. A gradual climb takes you up to Hwy. 75. After crossing the highway, follow signs to Galena Summit.
East of Galena Summit to Lodge: The top of the Old Toll Road trailhead is located in the pullout on the west side of the highway, just before milepost 157 (approximately 1/2 mile north of the Alexander Ross historical highway marker and pullout.)
West of Galena Summit to the Salmon River Basin: Drive north and west over Galena Summit, park in pullout on the right side of Hwy. 75. Cross the highway and follow the Old Toll Road (Road open to full-sized vehicles) down to the Salmon River. Ride north to Hwy. 75 and turn right to climb the road and return to the Summit.
Mountain Bike Trails at Galena
Mountain bike trails at Galena Lodge follow dirt roads, single track trails and cross-country ski trails. Trails are marked with colored 4-inch diamonds, a different color for each trail. Galena’s trails are used by sheep, horses and wildlife, as well as bikers and pedestrians. Please be especially alert to the presence of animals and courteous to their handlers. Be aware that some routes are open to motorized vehicles, and remember to follow the Trail Etiquette when riding on these trails. NO CHARGE FOR SUMMER TRAIL USE.
Galena Lodge is a winter and summer resort located in Idaho’s Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Galena can thank a rich history of mining, sheep herding and logging for much of its trail system. The town of Galena flourished briefly as a mining community from 1879 to 1890, with a population of around 800. Since 1974 Galena Lodge has been a center for outdoor recreation and Nordic skiing. During summer, the Lodge offers mountain biking and hiking, guided biking, dining, a full-service outdoor and rental shop, weddings, youth and teen adventure camps, corporate retreats, private parties and trail rides. Winter brings to the Lodge Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, dining, yurt rentals and more.
For more info please visit Galena Lodge's website or call 208 726 4010.
*For more detailed descriptions, topo maps, and information on the history, geology, and wildflowers of the Wood River Valley pick up a copy of Exploring Sun Valley online or find it at one of several local shops.