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Mountain Biking in Idaho

You don’t need to travel far to find great mountain biking in Idaho. In fact, regardless of where you find yourself traveling on any given weekend, consider bringing your mountain bike. The entire state is basically a gigantic mountain biking playground.
Mountain Biking in Idaho

In the Boise area you’ll find trails that match all skill levels, distances, and challenges. One point of commonality presented on nearly every trail is compacted dirt, creating rides that are smooth and fast. While most of the short trails are in the open country of the foothills, the longer rides present a good mix of trees in the upper country, opening up to fast stretches with vast views of the valley.

For a fun and fast loop, head up to Bogus Basin for the Around the Mountain loop. This single-track trail presents some amazing views and is best ridden in mid-summer into early fall. (During other times of the year, ice and snow can limit trail use.)

For a convenient ride from downtown Boise, consider Sidewinder to Freestone. This fun, single-track trail takes no longer than three hours and winds through the middle foothills with vast stretches of amazing views and comfortably fast downhill sections.

If you have an entire morning to ride (5 – 6 hours), look no further than “The Big Potato.” (For one, this trail name is just fun to say.) This 41-mile trail is unique due to the impressive increase in elevation. Let that sink in for a moment—6,500 feet of climbing. After the dramatic ascent, you’ll find yourself on the Around the Mountain trail, enjoying views matched only by the pleasure of an awesome descent.

With so many trail options, mountain biking in Idaho is sure to please riders of every skill level.

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J. Kent Erickson Real Estate
J. Kent Erickson

J. Kent Erickson

208.447.7848

kent@jkenterickson.com

Mountain Biking in Idaho

You don’t need to travel far to find great mountain biking in Idaho. In fact, regardless of where you find yourself traveling on any given weekend, consider bringing your mountain bike. The entire state is basically a gigantic mountain biking playground.
Mountain Biking in Idaho

In the Boise area you’ll find trails that match all skill levels, distances, and challenges. One point of commonality presented on nearly every trail is compacted dirt, creating rides that are smooth and fast. While most of the short trails are in the open country of the foothills, the longer rides present a good mix of trees in the upper country, opening up to fast stretches with vast views of the valley.

For a fun and fast loop, head up to Bogus Basin for the Around the Mountain loop. This single-track trail presents some amazing views and is best ridden in mid-summer into early fall. (During other times of the year, ice and snow can limit trail use.)

For a convenient ride from downtown Boise, consider Sidewinder to Freestone. This fun, single-track trail takes no longer than three hours and winds through the middle foothills with vast stretches of amazing views and comfortably fast downhill sections.

If you have an entire morning to ride (5 – 6 hours), look no further than “The Big Potato.” (For one, this trail name is just fun to say.) This 41-mile trail is unique due to the impressive increase in elevation. Let that sink in for a moment—6,500 feet of climbing. After the dramatic ascent, you’ll find yourself on the Around the Mountain trail, enjoying views matched only by the pleasure of an awesome descent.

With so many trail options, mountain biking in Idaho is sure to please riders of every skill level.

YOUR LOCAL IDAHO EXPERT
J. Kent Erickson Real Estate
J. Kent Erickson

J. Kent Erickson

208.447.7848

kent@jkenterickson.com

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Opportunities Abound Everywhere

Boise, Idaho: Downtown
Downtown Boise

Boise and the surrounding area deliver an unparalleled quality of life not found anywhere else in the nation. It’s the reason Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the country. The Treasure Valley has so much going for it—a vibrant urban/metropolitan economic and educational base, an affordable cost-of-living, an extraordinary business-friendly environment, four mild and distinct seasons, and plenty of public wilderness that allows a lifetime of weekend adventures.

The Boise-Nampa metropolitan area is known as the Treasure Valley. In addition to Boise and Nampa, the area includes the cities of Meridian, Eagle, Caldwell, Star, Middleton, and Kuna. Situated between the Boise Mountains (or foothills) to the north and the Owyhee Mountain Range to the southwest, the valley provides abundant recreational activities within minutes from your home. In wintertime, these snow-covered ranges are simply breathtaking.

Recognizing the abundance of resources and opportunities back in 1959, the area was coined the “Treasure Valley” by the Chamber of Commerce, and it stuck. Keep reading to discover why it is such a true treasure today. Surrounded by beauty, a thriving economy, reduced commutes, and a wide variety of recreational options, you’ll find living in the Treasure Valley an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Opportunities Abound Everywhere

Boise, Idaho: Downtown
Downtown Boise

Boise and the surrounding area deliver an unparalleled quality of life not found anywhere else in the nation. It’s the reason Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the country. The Treasure Valley has so much going for it—a vibrant urban/metropolitan economic and educational base, an affordable cost-of-living, an extraordinary business-friendly environment, four mild and distinct seasons, and plenty of public wilderness that allows a lifetime of weekend adventures.

The Boise-Nampa metropolitan area is known as the Treasure Valley. In addition to Boise and Nampa, the area includes the cities of Meridian, Eagle, Caldwell, Star, Middleton, and Kuna. Situated between the Boise Mountains (or foothills) to the north and the Owyhee Mountain Range to the southwest, the valley provides abundant recreational activities within minutes from your home. In wintertime, these snow-covered ranges are simply breathtaking.

Recognizing the abundance of resources and opportunities back in 1959, the area was coined the “Treasure Valley” by the Chamber of Commerce, and it stuck. Keep reading to discover why it is such a true treasure today. Surrounded by beauty, a thriving economy, reduced commutes, and a wide variety of recreational options, you’ll find living in the Treasure Valley an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

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Opportunities For A Better Life

Idaho, Family Time

More Family Time
Living in the Treasure Valley provides more family time and adventure opportunities. One of the first things people notice, especially if they’re from California or Washington, is that their commute time is significantly reduced. This means less time on the road and more time enjoying life.

You will quickly discover an abundance of outdoor activities for people of all ages and interests, with easy access to open spaces such as rivers, lakes, and trails. Plenty of family-friendly indoor activities are also available year-round, including indoor rock climbing, ice skating, trampoline parks and more. Whatever your passions, you’ll find them in the valley. And you won’t have to navigate through hours of bumper-to-bumper traffic to arrive at your destination!

Idaho, Economy & Employment

Drive Your Career
Boise and the Treasure Valley boast a diverse and evolving economic landscape, providing opportunities for everyone. The region is becoming a popular destination for start-up companies thanks to a growing pool of young talent and experienced entrepreneurs. The area is also becoming well-known for its health and science industries. The Treasure Valley offers low business taxes, a lack of stifling regulations, and inexpensive commercial real estate. Of course, high-tech and innovative businesses coming to the region isn’t a new development. They’re simply building on a well-laid foundation paved by companies such as Micron, HP, Simplot, IBM, St. Luke’s Hospital, Albertsons, and several other well-recognized corporate brands.

Idaho, Education

Heighten Your Education
There is simply no denying that Boise State University is the most visible higher-education institution in the valley. With 26,000+ students and more than 200 fields of study, ranging from undergraduate programs to post-graduate studies, it’s easy to see why. But Boise State isn’t the only institution carving out an amazing reputation for itself. Throughout the Treasure Valley, you’ll find colleges and universities setting themselves apart. For example, The College of Idaho, located in Caldwell, is rated as one of the top 50 Small Colleges in the United States. Situated in Nampa, Northwest Nazarene University is one of the top Christian universities in the Northwest. Idaho State University is renowned for its Meridian Health Science Center. Meridian is also home to Idaho’s first medical college—the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, or ICOM. These are just a few of the most recognizable institutions found throughout the valley.

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A Real Estate Professional With Stellar Property Assessment, Marketing and Negotiation Skills, Kent works closely with his clients to help them find their ideal dream home. His wealth of business and real estate experience provides assurance and peace of mind to clients as they navigate the complicated sales process. They trust him to have the knowledge needed to make good decisions during their transaction.

Quite simply, he is trusted. With a reputation for tenaciously protecting his clients’ interests, Kent’s savvy negotiations and cutting edge marketing strategies join uncompromising integrity as the hallmarks of Kent’s service. Kent is exceptionally well-respected not only for his unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards but for being an honest, hard-working family man who does absolutely everything in his power to ensure his client’s success.

Visionary. As a licensed Broker and REALTOR®, Kent uses his experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem. He helps his clients see properties in a visionary light of past, present and future potential and value. Kent initiates communication in every phase of the transaction, and handles every minute detail from the first phone call all the way through to the closing table.

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