On average, the mountain is at least 15 degrees cooler than the Treasure Valley, making it a convenient retreat from the scorching heat of Boise’s summers.
At its peak, Shafer Butte - the tallest mountain in the Bogus Basin area - sits at 7,600 feet. Bogus Basin is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city below, and is less than an hour drive from Downtown Boise. This recreational oasis has an activity for anyone: from first time hikers and thrill seekers, to experienced mountain bikers and those looking to get the best view around. Screen time and city smog will soon fade into the background.
Once you’re up in the pines and flowers, there are thrilling adventures! So pack up the sunscreen, grab some friends, and read our blog on how to spend the perfect day (or weekend if you’re feeling adventurous) at Bogus Basin. We share all the details on summer activities at Bogus Basin this summer. Details like how to get the most out of your visit with an Unlimited Day Pass, where to eat and drink on the mountain, and much more.