Indian Springs Rd(sh)
This is the perfect, unpaved loop
companion road to the paved Rock Springs Rd in
the Twin Falls area. The former runs through a
scenic canyon and this one follows much of its
From South. If starting
the loop with a climb up Rock Springs Rd, there
are at least 2 ways to connect with FR544. I like
this on: From FR500
Oakley Rogerson Rd (the extension of Rock
Springs Rd), an easily cycled road goes to the
remote, yet elaborate and free and Bear Gulch
campsite. From here a short ATV trail leads up
through a small gulch to FR544. It has a surface
perfect for mountain biking - no ruts - and I did
not encounter any traffic.
Once up on FR544, it becomes apparent that it
also has a surface perfect for fast progress
through these picturesque grassy dales. The summit
itself is nothing special.
From North. (described
downwards) But on this side several short spurs
lead to the rim of Rock Creek Canyon. While
many American canyons must be shared with
countless other visitors, at least when using
roads, this is one, that can be had to oneself, at
least an most points in time. At this point in the
ride, I was glad to see the first sign of humans,
in the form of an empty parked car.
After exiting National Forest land, the profile
takes the right fork at an unsigned junction. This
option goes directly back down to the start of the
profile at the entrance to Rock Creek Canyon
A Dayride with this point as intermediate summit
is on page: FR500
Oakley Rogerson Rd(sh)
Notes: this area is reminiscent of the Mud Creek
area in Wyoming, as far as scenery is concerned.
But here the roads are much better and faster.