|BRUNEAU STATE PARK|
|Equestrian Trail Information|
|Sand Dunes, Desert||
|Idaho Trails Main|
Bruneau Dunes State Park
Mountain Home, Idaho
There’s a lot more to Idaho than potatoes! How about sledding in July and August in the high desert portion of southern Idaho? That’s what will keep your non riding friends entertained while you and your horse enjoy the 16 plus miles of horse friendly trails here. Don’t worry about winter-like weather because it’s the largest sand dunes in North America that you’ll be riding around, and your friends will be sledding down in this state park just an hour’s drive from Boise. Rising 470 feet above the surrounding terrain these towering mounds of sand are a magnet for “sand sledders” across the nation.
Prior to heading out onto the trails you’ll find that the equestrian camp is well appointed with 15 campsites, group shelter, centrally located potable water, corrals, and toilets. This is a popular area so you may want to check with park staff prior to arriving as these camp sites are first come, first serve.
Heading west from the horseman’s campground the first loop is about 6.9 miles and runs south of camp of the western edge of the park in a large oval pattern through desert sage brush and over a few high points in the terrain prior to meeting the eastern loop at the southern most main dune. The eastern loop circle completely around the main dunes, the park center, and two popular lakes as it travels a slightly shorter 6.6 miles back to camp. While horses are not allowed in the main dunes area there are still plenty of smaller sand dunes to ride over and through should you so desire.
Of the two main loops the first or western loop travels through a more remote section of the park and avoids the more popular areas while still allowing great views and very interesting terrain.
Horse Parking and Camp Directions:
Information on horse trails, horse camps and camping and hiking paths for horseback riders, and hikers at Bruneau State Park near Mountain Home, Idaho
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