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New Features at Bogus Basin bring out thrill seekers of all ages

Posted at 9:41 PM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 23:46:29-04

Strap on your helmet, grab your bike and head to hills. Summer time fun at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is here with some new actives.

"Being only our second week it's kind of unknown territory, " said Brand Wilson, general manager of the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. "But with it being so much cooler up here, it's about 15 to 20 degrees cooler up here than in the Treasure Valley."

A new bike skills park allows you to test your ride before you hit the trails, but you don't need to ride your bike to enjoy all the new features Bogus Basin has to offer. A bungee trampoline has kids jumping for joy while a climbing wall and summer tubing area have them reaching new heights. Bogus Basin's general manager says it's all about introducing family's and thrill seekers of all ages enjoy the outdoors.

"We have a group of ten people and quite an age range and everyone has found something they really enjoy," said one visitor.

More attractions are on the way, the Mountain Coaster which will let adventures travel over 3,000 feet with twist and turns won't open until next month. Along with an expanded by deck and lawn area, officials hope bogus basin continue to thrive.

"It really provides us with a stable revenue stream that can get us through some of those unpredictable winters that we know are coming and we can be prepared for it," said Wilson.