Cycling in Jackson Hole is first rate. Jackson Hole and Teton County have an incredible network of paved bicycle paths. There are 67 miles of paved paths in Teton County alone, including an incredible 15-mile stretch in Grand Teton National Park. To enter the national park by bicycle, the entrance fee is $12.
There are a variety of places to rent bikes in the Jackson Hole. E-bikes of Jackson Hole has both electric bikes and road bikes for rent. The team at E-bikes is easy to work with, and their prices are competitive. There are numerous other bike shops in town that also rent all types of bicycles, including road bikes, mountain bikes and E-bikes.
Cycle from Moose to Jenny Lake
This route is a little under 25-miles round-trip. At a leisurely pace, it takes anywhere from 3 to 5 hours. Starting from Dornans in Moose, you can head towards the entrance to Grand Teton National Park and cycle along the base of the Tetons on a smooth bicycle path finishing at Jenny Lake. Once you’ve reached Jenny Lake, you can take the scenic boat cruise across the lake and have lunch for a fun side trip.
Cycle from Jackson to Teton Village
Start at the town square riding west on the street for a quarter mile and then connecting with the pathway system and taking taking at right at Highway 22. This trail runs all the way to Teton Village and is about 20 miles round-trip. You can stop on the way at the Aspens Market for a snack or a picnic lunch. Then when you arrive at Teton Village, take a ride on Big Red, the Aerial Tram, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Stop for another snack in the village, and then head back to town.
Cycle from the Town of Jackson to Moose
The trip is 24-miles round-trip taking about 3-4 hours. Start fat the town square and and head north for 5 blocks on Cache St and then connect with the cycling path. In about 11 miles, you will get to Moose where you can visit Dornans, a great place to stop for a break or lunch. It also offers some of the best views of the Grand Teton in Jackson Hole. Then retrace the path back to town. The views are spectacular, and it’s a very safe ride on the dedicated cycling path.
Morning is Best
Jackson Hole can be windy especially in the afternoons. Due to this weather pattern, bicycle riding is more pleasant in the morning because it is generally calmer before noon.
Safety: Cycling in Jackson Hole
Bicycle safety is always important. The Jackson Hole region has a higher-than-average danger risk, compared to other places in the country, once you move off the paved paths dedicated to cyclists. In the town of Jackson, riding a bicycle on streets is dangerous and caution should be exercised. There are periods during the day when the streets are packed with tired drivers who are unfamiliar with where they are going.
In the Grand Teton National Park, most drivers are not familiar with the roads and are not paying attention because they are enjoying the scenery and searching for wildlife. Recreational vehicles are a particular menace because of their wide footprint. As a general rule, do not stray off the bicycle paths in Grand Teton National Park especially if you are with children.