Boise & Garden City

Here’s how you can still hit the slopes around Bogus Basin this summer

The snow is long gone, but you can still hit the slopes at Bogus Basin with the Boise National Forest.

Idaho Master Naturalists and the Boise National Forest are working together to lead nature and butterfly walks at the Shafer Butte Picnic Area in June and July, according to a Forest Service press release.

The picnic area is adjacent to the Mores Mountain Trailhead, about 3 miles past the Bogus Basin ski area.

The outings will be about two hours, with moderately steep terrain at 6,800 feet. The nature walks will start at 10:30 a.m. June 25 and July 11. The butterfly walks will begin at 10:30 a.m. on June 27, July 4 and July 25, according to the release.

The walks are free and open to the public and require registration with the Mountain Home Ranger District at 208-587-7961. Guides recommended sturdy hiking shoes, sunscreen, water, snacks and a light jacket. There is a $5 fee per vehicle at Shafer Butte, according to the release.