As part of the recent annexation of portions of Quigley Canyon into the City of Hailey, the Quigley Farm team and owners of Quigley Canyon have committed large parcels for public recreation and created a conservation easement extending out the canyon for close to four miles.  Given this opportunity, the BCRD is working with the community, supporters and partners like Quigley Farm, the Wood River Land Trust, The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and the City of Hailey to create sustainable recreation in perpetuity in these areas of Quigley Canyon.

The Canyon's proximity to schools and neighborhoods of the south valley creates unique opportunities to connect youth, adult and seniors to healthy, active outdoor recreation.  The BCRD is working with our partners to realize the extraordinary summer and winter trail opportunities in the Canyon.  We hope to create a winter destination that includes Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, a sledding hill, and a warming hut.  In the summer months, Quigley Canyon provides a palette for endless hiking and biking options.  We seek to explore offering pathways, trailheads, a trail/bike park and single-track trails connecting recreationists to all the Canyon and the lands beyond have to offer. 

BCRD has initiated key planning efforts to assess and potentially realize this vision with the community. The first planning effort involved submitting a Conditional Use Permit application to Blaine County for winter and summer trails within the conservation easement in Blaine County, 2 to 3 miles to the east of the planned Quigley subdivision.  The second stage of planning involves working with the City of Hailey and Quigley Farm on the current subdivision approval process to establish the parameters and infrastructure for a central trailhead and trail park area.   Another longer term planning effort includes working with partners and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to consider connecting summer non-motorized trails within the Quigley Canyon drainage to non-motorized trails that are under consideration in the current BLM Travel Planning Process.  Finally, BCRD hopes to work to explore programmatic partnerships with the Blaine County School District, the College of Southern Idaho, and other non-profits and education providers like the Sage School to connect communities in need to this rich outdoor recreational opportunity.

Quigley Canyon map of proposed potential recreational amenities:

(map from Blaine County CUP application submitted March 2018)

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