The area had been subject to an extended closure following the Pony Complex fires in 2013 which burned infrastructure features such as bridges, culverts and signs. Due to the burn and loss of vegetation, erosion of trails also increased which complicated cleanup of the trail tread.
“I am very pleased to finally get to the point where we can safely open the area knowing how popular the site is for recreation use,” said Stephaney Church, Mountain Home District Ranger. “A lot of work has been done by District staff, volunteers, and Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation to repair the damages created by the fires in 2013 and storm events last fall.”
Final trail maintenance, bridge reconstruction, signing and fence repair are occurring this spring.
She added the importance of all riders to exercise responsibility and care when riding through the area once it’s open, being sure to stay on the designated trails.
The Danskin Mountain OHV Area is about 29 miles east of Boise and includes nearly 160 miles of designated motorized use trails.
Maps for the OHV Area identifying all trails designated for motorcycle and ATV use are available at Forest Service offices and from several OHV dealers in Boise and Mountain Home. Further information is available by contacting the Mountain Home Ranger District office at 208-587-7961.