The new Teton Mountain Bike Route, linking up the best ridgetop riding and backcountry singletrack across the Bighole Mountains and the Palisades above the Teton Valley.
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The Teton MTB route connects a sequence trails along the rugged ridgeline around the Teton Valley, offering stunning views of the Teton Range, endless wildflowers, and world-class backcountry singletrack. From the northern zone of the Big Hole Mountains, the route heads southward along the Big Hole Crest and then across Pine Creek Pass. From there, the route follows the crest of the Palisades to the east, descending down Mosquito Creek on the Jackson Hole side of the Tetons. This route consists mostly of trails predominantly used by motos and horses. Expect challenging riding on rutted, rocky, fall line trail rather than buff, heavily ridden front country singletrack.The final few miles of the trail are on gravel and paved roads once you reach the end of the trail – these roads deliver you to the town of Wilson and the end of the route.
Photos by Kurt Refsnider
These are multi-use trails. Bikes yield to horses and hikers.
The START bus is a good option for getting a shuttle from the town of Wilson back to the Teton Valley. Buses are equipped with bike racks. The fare from Jackson to Teton Valley is $8.