Shadow Mountain - Trail, Jackson/Moose, Wyoming

Shadow Mountain - Trail, Jackson/Moose, Wyoming

DESCRIPTION

Follow the dirt road up Shadow Mtn. for about 3 miles. This is a mellow but steady climb. Once you appear to be on top of Shadow Mtn., look for a single track off to the left. This trail splits a couple of times, but all trails lead to the bottom. Stick to the leftmost trails for the best ride. Once at the bottom, take the fire road to the left to get back to the parking area.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 21, 2016]
jollyman78
Weekend Warrior

Based on the description of the ride, it sounds awesome!
Unfortunately, if you start with the GPS coords provided on this page (43.73178613409055, -110.59743404388428) you won't be riding this ride...

The ride we did was up and down the ATV trails in the area West of the provided GPS coords. It's still fun, just super loose and with a lot of ATVs.

The ride described would start way south, closer to 43°42'13.55"N, 110°37'21.44"W. I found a descent map on a different site which better follows the description:
http://www.singletracks.com/photo.php?p=43620

Customer Service

Follow the directions not the GPS coords provided, or use mine :)

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3
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3
[May 17, 2007]
Bob Vail
Cross Country Rider

Ride the climb on both sides of the mountain to get the gest bang for your buck since you've driven all the way to parking area.

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2
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2
[May 11, 2005]
jjenson3
Cross Country Rider

Shadow Mountain is an extremely fun and quick ride. You do not need to shuttle to the top, it's a fairly easy ride to the top on a fire road. Any time the climb is on a fire road you shouldn't need to shuttle. After reaching the top you will see the single track to your left, however if you continue on another quarter mile on your right is a fire tower that is fun to check out. The downhill is fun, but pretty sandy, so watch those fast turns. Once at the bottom you get on a two rut that will take you right back to where you started. The entire trail is in national forest, so you can take your dog, which is a must. Enjoy

Customer Service

Same as everyone else. Park at campground, ride up fire road to the top, single track on left.

Similar Products Used:

Get the biking guide called "The Book". It has all the area trails in it.

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5
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4
[Aug 21, 2004]
jupiterrn
Weekend Warrior

This trail is a workout. The steady climb never seems to end. If you are from sea level like our group it will be painful. The downhill was good, reminded us of our local dusty sandy trails here in Florida, just a little steeper. The trail had to be done though it was like a right of passage.

Similar Products Used:

Black's Canyon, Cache Game

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4
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5
[Nov 29, 2000]
Pup

I saw God riding this descent. I wont even try to describe it, just make sure you like screamer descents and have strong forearms and good brakes.

Customer Service

Personally I was really happy we shuttled this trail. The road ride up is BEYOND BRUTAL steep. Not too long, though.

Similar Products Used:

Any horse or sheepherders' trail, there are hundreds. BE SURE YOU GET THE MOUNTAINBIKER'S MAP FROM THE JACKSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, it rocks except distances arent quite accurate. Theyve also got a great pamphlet called Intro to the Wind River Range (?) that has super trail descriptions. Also get a USFS map to double-check trails.

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5
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[Apr 15, 2001]
Michael

Nice ride, though a bit short for my taste. The climb is a short workout and the singletrack descent is sweet. Holds snow late into the spring generally, and in the fall you should wear orange due to hunters in the area. Watch for tourists driving up the dirt road to the top in peak season.

Customer Service

Park at the parking/camping area at the bottom and ride up the dirt road (You're WEAK if you need to shuttle this ride, my apologies to the previous poster). The singletrack will be off to your left once you've summitted (there's several false summits). Stay left at any of the forks and you'll be dumped out on a doubletrack at the bottom. One left turn takes you back to your car.

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3
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[Oct 24, 2001]
John

My wife & I rode this trail when we were in Jackson in June, 2000. Being from the southeast, the hills (and altitude) took a bit of adjustment, but this trail was well worth taking! I enjoyed the steady grind to the summit.. Only to be presented with supreme singletrack nirvana on the descent. I plan on riding this trail again next year.

Similar Products Used:

Putt-Putt

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5
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[Apr 26, 2002]
voodoo-1

It would be a waste of time if you shuttled the ascent since that's where the majority of your ride comes from. . .the downhill only takes about 10-15 minutes.

I'd recommend that you do it twice if you're looking for a workout, once if you're out of shape and don't mind being that way. The downhill singletrack is way fun with a lot of different terrain incorporated into it.

Customer Service

Like everyone else mentioned, park at the camping site, ride up the fireroad, and then left near the top.

Similar Products Used:

check out "The Book" for the other trail with good descriptions. ..mostly good, I've gotten lost on one of them.

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4
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