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Bullion Connector
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Status: Open
Difficulty: Intermediate
Uses: Mt Biking & Hiking & Equestrian & Motorcycle & eBikes
Length: 2.7 miles
Start: 5,488'
End: 5,799'
Min: 5,488'
Max: 5,993'
Gain: 591'
Loss: -280'
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Description / Access Information
Bullion Connector Trail: This motorized trail provides a singletrack connection between the Croy Trailhead and Bullion Gulch Road. 

From the Croy Trailhead, this trail climbs through several large banked turns and fun rollers to a saddle and major intersection of trails. The trail crosses the Croy motorcross track in a couple of spots, so use extra caution at those crossings. From the saddle and intersection of trails above the trailhead the Bullion Connector Trail heads west to climb thought open bowls and several turns before gaining a narrow and rocky ridge before dropping into Bullion Gulch.

The Bullion Connector trail connects the Croy Trailhead to Bullion Gulch. The trailhead is located 3.7 miles west of Hailey. Look for small street sign marking Trailhead Road on the right as you head west on Croy Canyon Road (Croy Canyon Road starts out as Bullion Street in Hailey - its the main downtown stoplight intersection on Main Street). The Croy Trailhead includes a large native-surface parking lot, a vault toilet, and a trailhead kiosk with maps of the trail system.

Trail development around Hailey and Bellevue has been limited by two factors: topography and private property. The steep canyon walls are formed by the underlying sedimentary rocks of the Milligen and Wood River Formations. Where the landscape is not as steep, private ownership often prevents construction of public trail systems, and a checkerboard of ownership elsewhere in the region creates other impediments to the development of trails networks.

Croy Canyon contains a large amount of public property managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Combine the rolling landscape created by the underlying Challis Volcanics with reasonable access across private land and the potential for developing new trails exists. After years of work by the BLM Shoshone Field Office and local trail advocates this potential was realized with the construction of more than fifteen-miles of singletrack trail on the north side of the drainage in 2009.

Though the new trails in the Croy Canyon network are open to all user groups (with some limitations), they were built with two-wheeled users in mind. The meandering routes and large-radius, bermed turns make riding these trails both challenging and fun. Most, but not all, of the Croy trails were also designed to accomodate beginner and intermediate bicyclists. Many of the trails include areas where a beginner will need to push their bike, but beyond these the trails include long stretches where riders can hone there skills and fitness as they learn to ride more and more demanding grades and technical trail features. Have fun stepping-it-up to the next level. 

*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.

Descending the Bullion Connector s-turns
Climbing the S-turns
Bullion Connector in spring
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