By next summer, hikers, bikers and horseback riders will be able to circle Shafer Butte on one continuous trail.
On foot, this trip is not for the faint of heart. Its average elevation will approach 6,500 feet. There will be ups and downs. Even a fast hiker will spend about four hours making the 10-mile loop.
But there’s a payoff.
“Incredible views 360 degrees around the mountain,” said Dave Beck, former vice president of Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association, which pushed for creation of the Around the Mountain Trail.
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