Cache Creek Road
Are you a mountain bike beginner looking for a way to explore Jackson Hole? The Cache Creek Road has a two-track trail that allows riders to feel comfortable quickly with the ease of riding along the dirt tracks. The Cache Creek trail links a few single-track bike trails at the Snow King Mountain Resort so that you can ride as much or as little as you desire.
Cache Creek is accessed easily from downtown Jackson. The trail passes through meadows along the creek, which is just a few minutes from Town Square. About 6 miles into the creek is the Gros Ventre Wilderness border where, unfortunately, bikes are not allowed beyond this point. Runners and hikers can ascend the Cache Peak or hike the Gros Ventre Highline trail and make their way up to Granite Creek. Most trails on the east side of Cache Creek are best for intermediate cyclists, namely Putt Putt, the Sidewalk, and the Wiggle trails.
The Game Creek trail is accessible four miles up from the main double-track off the trailhead. Take the short but steep climb after crossing the wooden bridge of Cache Creek to make it to the Cache-Game Divide. When entering Game Creek, riders can either return to town by retracing their steps or heading to the highway (Highway 89) for the bike path.
*Please note that the first 1-2 miles of the main dirt road out of Cache Creek trailhead is heavy with traffic. Because it is one of the most popular dog-walking locations in the valley, ride with caution!
Cache Creek Sidewalk & Putt Putt Trail
The single-track is great for beginner and intermediate mountain bike riders. A loop can be made to return riders to their original starting-point when connecting the Cache Creek and Putt Putt Trails. The Putt Putt Trail has gentle grounds suitable for beginners, and the fast downhills, steep hills, and tight corners provide a thrillful challenge for all skill levels. The trail can be ridden in either direction, but beginning at the tail of Cache Creek provides an exhilarating route with more downhills.
Yellowstone National Park
By bike is undoubtedly one of the best ways to journey through Yellowstone National Park in Jackson Hole, particularly in the spring. Traveling the park by bike allows you to avoid dense crowds while appreciating the scenic backdrop. Because road conditions can be very unpredictable, cyclists are asked to respect the rules of the road and ride with caution. It is recommended to be prepared with plenty of food and water because services within the park are limited. Cyclists are also advised to respect the diverse wildlife they may encounter, including bison that may cross paths with cyclists on the road. If this happens, riders should try to turn around.
An all-time favorite trail among cyclists is the Mount Washburn trail in Yellowstone. Mount Washburn can be found several miles up Chittenden Road, where there is a located bathroom with designated parking and the road is gated. Beginning at approximately 8,500 feet, riders are encouraged to ride around the gated area and begin the three-mile trek to 10,243 feet. Upon arrival at the top, there is a lookout tower with viewing room and a restroom. Enjoy the dazzling surroundings and don’t forget your camera to get some amazing photos! Take your time enjoying the accomplishment of getting to the peak, but beware of the number of hikers on the road.
Old Pass Road
The Old Pass Road pathway is praised for its stunning views. Reaching over 2,000 vertical feet from the town of Wilson to the summit of Teton Pass, the surroundings are awe-inspiring for everyone. The route is suitable for road and mountain bikes alike, allowing anyone to enjoy the beauty. If looking for a greater challenge, the Pass Road has a number of connections to more advanced, downhill mountain biking trails. After the tougher ride to the summit, the ride to Wilson is all downhill, and once back on ground, riders can enjoy a hearty burger and beer at the Stagecoach Bar.
Jenny Lake Pathway
The Jenny Lake Pathway is the perfect route for all skill levels, with only a slight hill at the beginning of the trail. The path to Jenny Lake is known for its amazing surrounding views and starts at Dornan’s. There are many signs to guide riders to their starting point as the path extends from downtown Jackson to Antelope Flat Road near Grand Teton National park. When getting to Moose Junction, the path into the park reaches the gorgeous Jenny Lake recreation area. Bike shops also post other ride suggestions, like Antelope Flats, which is more for those interested in taking in some wildlife.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Bike Park
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is the perfect spot in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for cyclists of all skill levels. Due to its many trails, there is a variety of options for beginners or experts, and all are accompanied by breathtaking views. The resort has worked with Gravity Logic to create the best mapping and designing of mountain-bike destinations in the Tetons and make for an unforgettable experience.
Don’t miss the favorite Bike Nights, taking place Friday evenings from June 15th to August 31st. Bike Nights are only $10 per ticket for the Teewinot lift and the popular two-for-one bike rentals from JH Sports.
Grand Targhee Bike Park
The Grand Targhee Bike Park has been voted #2 by MTBparks.com in the Top 5 Best Bike Parks in the Northwest region for three years in a row! It’s not hard to see what makes this an award-winning park with its over 70 miles of multi-use trails for visitors and over 2,200 vertical feet to immerse yourself in.
Surprisingly during the summer months, Grand Targhee and the Grand Tetons experience cooler temperatures great for riding. The Grand Targhee Resort is one of the most popular mountain biking destinations in Wyoming and was actually the first place in the entire Tetons to be a downhill mountain bike park. As the resort has continued to develop, today it has a variety of single-track trails and miles of technical lift serviced downhill trails to make for an exciting ride!