Treasure Valley is an ideal spot for all types of wintertime fun, and sledding is great fun for all ages! Pack up the family and load up the sleds and check out one of these awesome spots just a short distance from Boise and enjoy hours playing in the snow.
1) Camel’s Back Park
The park is conveniently located just minutes from the downtown area. Drive past Hyde Park to 1200 Heron Street. The location is also accessed when traveling along Mile High Road. The park features 11 acres of hilly landscape that vary in length and height. One large hill, in particular, remains a favorite among sledders. In addition to the hills, the spot has a number of picnic areas in which to enjoy a snack or warm beverage. In addition to having fun in the snow, youngsters might also venture to the playgrounds. The site also features a ballpark, tennis courts, a volleyball pit and a parking lot. The park remains open daily from 7 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. There are no fees required to use the location.
2) Foothills East Reserve
The reserve is situated close to the downtown area and just west of the Military Reserve on 1220 Shenandoah Drive. The 30-acre site is ideal for sledding and features a variety of hills and slopes in terms of length and steepness. But, the location must receive a decent amount of snow in order to cover the natural vegetation that carpets the hills. The reserve is open daily from 6 A.M. to 10 P.M. There are no fees required.
3) Hewett Park
The park is 15 minutes west of the downtown Boise area on 11211 W McMillan Road. Here sledders find six acres of open area that features a number of different sledding runs. The location also features two playgrounds that further provide outdoor fun year-round. There is no cost to enjoy the day here, and the park is available daily.
4) Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve
The 44-acre reserve lies a mere 15 minutes from downtown Boise off Highway 26 on 5301 N Maple Grove Road. There are many hills and trails from which to enjoy sledding fun. The views are gorgeous, and the destinations are home to a variety of native wildlife. The reserve has multiple parking lots, two bathrooms and benches. Snowsports enthusiasts have fun at no cost from 6 A.M. to 10 P.M. daily.
5) Simplot Hill
The site is mere minutes from the center of Boise in the foothills. Getting there merely requires traveling down the road from Phil Collins Hill. The location is ideal as there are no rocks, trees or other vegetation that may pose a risk. The landscape is basic. But, the views are incredible. The slopes vary in steepness, so they appeal to all levels of sledding fans. A parking lot conveniently lies at the bottom of the hill. There are no fees required, and the site is open daily from 7 A.M. to 10 P.M.