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.
Stewarded by Mountain Bike the Tetons
Managed by the Caribou-Targhee and Bridger-Teton National Forests
* Following the bikepacking Roots rating scale
Disclaimer: This route and associated information is just a starting point for your preparation, and your safety is your own responsibility. Although this route, its GPS track and waypoints, route data, and the route guide were prepared after extensive research, their accuracy and reliability are not guaranteed. Check for current conditions, route updates, detours, use common sense, obey local laws and regulations, and travel with alternative means of navigation. The Backcountry Bike Challenge and its creators and contributors will in no way be responsible for personal injury or damage to personal property arising in conjunction with following this route or utilizing any of the route resources provided on this website or via RWGPS.
The Teton MTB Route connects a sequence trails along the rugged ridgeline above the Teton Valley, offering stunning views of the Teton Range, endless wildflowers, and world-class backcountry singletrack. The route begins just west of Teton Pass, up to and along the crest of the Palisades, west along the stunning and rugged singletrack south and west of Teton Valley to Pine Creek Pass Road. From there, the route climbs non-motorized singletrack up to the Big Hole Crest Trail and traverses loose, rocky moto trail with sweeping views of Teton Valley and the whole Teton Range until plunging down Horseshoe Canyon to the end.
This route, intended to be ridden from south to north, is nearly entirely singletrack and consists 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. While rugged and challenging, the route includes much of the Teton’s best backcountry singletrack. Only 1.3 of the 44 miles is on road; the rest is trail. Plan accordingly for a full day of trail riding.
Photos by Kurt Refsnider
These are multi-use trails. Bikes yield to horses and hikers.