Loop trail planned around Bogus Basin
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Officials say a loop trail costing $100,000 to build around Shafer Butte above Boise should be ready for use by next summer.
David Gordon of the trail group Ridge to Rivers tells the Idaho Statesman that seven miles of trail will be built to connect with three miles of existing trail on the west side of the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.
The non-motorized trail with an average elevation of about 6,500 feet will be open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders.
Gordon says a $65,000 federal grant will cover most of the cost, with the remaining $35,000 coming from donations and sales of maps offered by Ridge to Rivers.
Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com
Photo courtesy Bogus Basin