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Tempest

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Views
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Shade
Usage
Biking, Hiking
Dogs Friendly?
Yes
Length
0.6 mimiles
ElvElevation
711'
Rating
Last Report
Trail is mostly dry but has a few snow patches here and there. Ride or walk though any snow patches — don't widen the trail by going around them.

A steep but scenic series of switchbacks leading to Shafer Butte. It’s popular with hikers, but not with bikers, because it’s so steep and switchback-y. Tempest is justifiably overshadowed by the other trails at Bogus Basin, but makes for a rewarding higher-altitude hike.

Recent Trail Reports

  • Husker June 12, 2020 at 8:52 amTo echo Kirk, still some short snow patches above the switchbacks and by the ski lift.
  • Kirk Cheney May 25, 2018 at 9:30 amStill some snow patches up near the ski lift at the top.
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Trail Reports Tempest

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  1. Husker says:

    To echo Kirk, still some short snow patches above the switchbacks and by the ski lift.

  2. Kirk Cheney says:

    Still some snow patches up near the ski lift at the top.

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