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Hey everyone, I am on a family vacation from Wisconsin the rest of this week and next week. We are checking out Yellowstone for a few days (not sure if we will get riding in). And then moving down to Jackson Hole area and are looking for some moderate singletrack to ride. We would prefer not a ton of climbing but I understand its the mountains and we arent in flatland (like at home) anymore, but flowy trails are perfect, any suggestions?


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Cache game is a moderate climb. Or if your not afraid to hitch Blacks canyon is a great descent with a moderate climb at 8000'.
 

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Targhee pass out of West Yellowstone has a good section of the CDT to the south.
Nearby is the Denny Creek Trailhead, where you can ride the CDT up and over the 10,000 divide and down Mile Creek to the west near Reynolds Pass. This trail actually rides well in either direction. There could still be snow up on top though. As an out and back it is an excellent ride, but go with a partner due to remoteness.
 

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south of Targhee

Greg,
What's the trail like heading south from Targhee? Single-track? Rocky or buff? Climbing?
Is the trailhead easy to find?

thanks

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Targhee pass out of West Yellowstone has a good section of the CDT to the south.
Nearby is the Denny Creek Trailhead, where you can ride the CDT up and over the 10,000 divide and down Mile Creek to the west near Reynolds Pass. This trail actually rides well in either direction. There could still be snow up on top though. As an out and back it is an excellent ride, but go with a partner due to remoteness.
 

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I've heard good general reports, not detailed. I suspect it is buff from one picture that I saw. Rebuilt to sustainable grade too. Ask at Freeheel and Wheel in West Yellowstone for details about that trail segment.

I strongly recomend the CDT to the north and west, beyond the Denny Creek trailhead.
 

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Thanks for the info. I'll check with Freeheel, but I think I'll plan on just checking out at least a few miles.
Does the section to NW include the ATV trail that I've seen up there??

GregB406 said:
I've heard good general reports, not detailed. I suspect it is buff from one picture that I saw. Rebuilt to sustainable grade too. Ask at Freeheel and Wheel in West Yellowstone for details about that trail segment.

I strongly recomend the CDT to the north and west, beyond the Denny Creek trailhead.
 

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In West Yellowstone

May not be what you are looking for, but if you get into West Yellowstone later than planned and want something you can ride from the hotel with family members...
The Rendevouz ski trails in town are a quick, fun ride and very little climbing after a day of sight-seeing.
They are in the SW corner of town.

spazzy said:
Hey everyone, I am on a family vacation from Wisconsin the rest of this week and next week. We are checking out Yellowstone for a few days (not sure if we will get riding in). And then moving down to Jackson Hole area and are looking for some moderate singletrack to ride. We would prefer not a ton of climbing but I understand its the mountains and we arent in flatland (like at home) anymore, but flowy trails are perfect, any suggestions?

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Couple other Jackson area rides you might like:

Arrow trail off Teton Pass, can connect to Ridge and Snotel for longer rides, or drop down Phillips Canyon.

Horseshoe Trails West of Driggs are great flowy singletrack with shorter climbs.
 

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By starting at Denny Creek trailhead, you bypass most of the ATV trail, which is reported to not be very good for biking. You will ride on it for about 1 or 2 miles, then the CDT is singletrack.

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Thanks for the info. I'll check with Freeheel, but I think I'll plan on just checking out at least a few miles.
Does the section to NW include the ATV trail that I've seen up there??
 

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thanks

That's a lot of help. I've been on the ATV trail and it would not be my favorite trail to bike.

GregB406 said:
By starting at Denny Creek trailhead, you bypass most of the ATV trail, which is reported to not be very good for biking. You will ride on it for about 1 or 2 miles, then the CDT is singletrack.
 

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Hey everyone, didnt get any riding in around West Yellowstone, had too much fun checking out geothermal features in the park.

However, we are staying in Jackson Hole and looking for rides, we were informed about some rides up a pass around Wilson. Any more ideas?
 

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Go halfway up Teton Pass and park at the Phillips Canyon lot- the big dirt one is under construction- you can park at the hairpin or the first part of the road.

Then ride the Arrow Trail (cuts off to the right after just about 1/4 mile) out and back. So buff, so fun.

Teton Pass has a lot of great options for downhill trails, but you'd want a big squish bike and pads.
 

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Cool, We'll have to try the arrow trail at some point. No gnarly downhill for us, everyone is on hardtails 100-130mm in travel with mech disks (suits home riding great, not so much for steeps, drops and jumps). Although I do see/hear of guys ripping on hardtails.
 
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