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Southern Valley Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District is currently in the planning process for a potential future hazardous fuels reduction project to take place in the next 2-5 years. The project aims to reduce wildland fire risk and severity by preventative measures such as prescribed fire and mechanical treatments. Falling within the NEPA process, the USFS is in the …

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Five Bills For Better Mountain Biking Need Your Help!

Congress is working on a package of outdoor recreation bills, many of which the national mountain bike community (People for Bikes, IMBA, etc.) has helped craft and has advocated for throughout this legislative session. It’s time to get these bills across the finish line. Please contact your representatives and tell them time is running out—you demand action for outdoor recreation! …

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Horseshoe Canyon Trails Seasonal Closure and Survey Results

Horseshoe Canyon Winter Closure From Friday, November 30, 2018 – April 15, 2019, the Horseshoe Canyon Area will be CLOSED to all non-motorized and motorized recreation (this includes horses, bikes, hiking, dirt bikes, skis, etc. while snowmobiles are allowed only on designated routes including the Old Horseshoe Road & Packsaddle Road). For details, check out the USFS official Winter Travel …

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Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: May 21, 2018

Thank You! We owe a huge thanks to the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District. Our local reps, District Ranger Jay Pence, Recreation Specialist Joe McFarlane and Trails Program Manager Scott Bossell have all been instrumental in planning for our trail work in 2018! Giant thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support …

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Mail Cabin Reroute Project

In 2014, Mountain Bike the Tetons secured a grant from 1% for the Tetons to design and dig a massive reroute to replace the existing fall line trail up to Windy Ridge, knowing this hike-a-bike was keeping many riders from enjoying this otherwise phenomenal ride. This fall line trail was deeply eroded and therefore depositing sediment directly into Mail Cabin …

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Wydaho Rendezvous MTB Festival & Super D Race

We’re less than a week away from the 5th Annual Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival which takes place at Grand Targhee Resort from August 29th – September 1st over Labor Day weekend. This year’s festival looks to be bigger than ever with demo booths from ten different bike companies. I also hear registration is up significantly over last year. Maybe …

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Perma-Grin | Otter Slide

Over the last few weeks I’ve ridden the loops in Rick’s Basin several times. I hadn’t been out there all summer until just recently but it’s been nice to get a quick and easy pedal in after work. Also, I needed to see the improvements made to the Rick’s Basin trail and to check out the new Perma-Grin loop. Last …

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Grand Targhee Wydaho Super D Race Course Preview

Just a couple of weeks left until the 4th annual Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival. This year it kicks off on Friday August 30th and runs through Monday September 2nd with four days of clinics, rides, races and events events. This time around Grand Targhee Resort will be hosting the festival along with several races including last year’s very popular …

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Rocky Peak

Last week Alex, Chris and I went for a ride on Pine Creek Pass. I’ve been wanting to check this trail out since seeing it on a Forest Service map a while back and talked those guys into exploring it with me. Prior to the ride, I couldn’t find any details on the trail. Nobody I asked had ridden it …

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Grove Creek | Drake Creek

Last week Kinney and I checked out the Grove Creek to Drake Creek Ride in the southern end of the Big Holes. I had never ridden these before but gathered from reading a few descriptions and talking to several people who had ridden them, that there would be some hiking involved. Pushing bikes up steep hills is typically not my …

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The Tetons – Yeti Cycles

Colorado’s Yeti Cycles recently paid a visit to the Tetons and had this to say about our awesome backyard: “A land largely unaffected by the progress of man, the Tetons Range and the surrounding areas are a pristine ecosystem inhabited by a vast diversity of wildlife spreading across multiple national parks. Uninhibited by foothills on the eastern side the range …

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Mountain Biking’s Best Kept Secret: Teton Valley

By Tim Adams Reproduced with permission from Cycling Utah A community of roughly 8,000 people. Teton Valley for decades was best known for its agriculture, world class fly fishing, hiking/camping, and 500″ of “cold smoke” powder skiing annually at the Grand Targhee Resort. Teton Valley is also home to a network of approximately 400 miles of trails (about half of …

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38 Special | Mill Creek

Last Saturday I took a ride after work with a crew from Habitat/Targhee. From the ‘ghee we pedaled up the Powder Reserve Traverse towards Lightning Ridge and kept going up Peaked Mountain. After hanging out for a while at the top of the descent we dropped into .38 Special which was just barely cut in last fall but is already …

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Bullwinkle | Peaked

Over the last few weeks I haven’t been posting as many updates as I had been earlier this summer. That’s not to say I haven’t been riding though. Instead of trying to crank out more map segments I decided to get some rides in for fun. This past month I’ve ridden Southfork Horseshoe, the lower Horseshoe Loops, Mill Creek, Lightning …

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Red Creek

This week Beth and I rode Pine Creek Pass again, taking a more popular loop this time. We started at Spooky, pedaled up to the junction with Corral Creek, and headed east. From there we climbed up to the top of Red Creek and coasted down to the other end of Corral. The first part of the downhill on Red …

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Spooky | Corral Creek

A few days ago I took G-Money for a ride around a couple of the Pine Creek Pass trails. Starting w/Spooky I pedaled up to the junction of Corral Creek and took a left heading West. From there we rode down to the Sheep Driveway. This half of the trail is super smooth, fast, and flowy. In order to map …

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Mahogany Creek

Yesterday Beth and I rode the south fork of Horseshoe to Mahogany Creek. We started at the trailhead to Mahogany and got the 11 mile road ride out of the way first. Having ridden the south fork once already this summer, the climb didn’t seem so bad this time. As I mentioned in my last post about that trail, It’s …

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Aspen Trail

Yesterday Beth and I rode Aspen for the first time this summer. This trail was in great condition, a little dusty on the exposed sections but solid in the shade.  For one of the valley’s more beginner type trails this is still a challenging ride. No matter which end you start at there is a bit of steep climb to …

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Pierre’s Hole 50/100

Yesterday we sent Troy Olson out in a downpour with the GPS to record the course for this years 4th annual Pierre’s Hole 50/100 mile mountain bike race. This race is part of the National Ultra Endurance MTB Race Series. Troy took first place in 2009’s men’s 50 mile open class and also took a win for his age group …

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Grand Targhee Super D Race

I mentioned this race a few posts back but wanted to get more details and a map of the course posted on here. I also realized that the last time we rode this we missed a couple of sections. This will be the first year of the race, being sponsored by Grand Targhee,  TVTAP, a slew of other local businesses, …

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Sidewinder | Sticks & Stones

I knocked out another two of the trails at Grand Targhee, leaving only two more to go for this area, both of which are still under construction.  I took a couple of laps from the top of the Dreamcatcher lift coming down Sidewinder and then Sticks & Stones. Both of these are completely clear of snow as of the last …

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Grand Targhee

Earlier this week Jake and I spent the afternoon riding the trails at Grand Targhee. The trail crew up there has been extremely busy this season. First we took a couple laps on their new beginner trail called Greenhorn. Only being a few weeks old,  it obviously still needs work but is well on it’s way. At this point most …

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Horseshoe Canyon | South Fork

Today I rode the South Fork of Horseshoe Canyon. This was only the second time I had ridden this trail. The first time was probably 6 years ago and it was the first trail I ever rode in Teton Valley. Back then it was a completely different trail used mostly by horses and motor bikes. It was steep, loose, narrow, …

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Mill Creek | Cold Springs

After a week of rain and over a foot of snow at higher elevations, I was finally able to get some riding in over the last couple of days. On Thursday Jake and I rode the North Fork of Mill Creek to the lower half of Mill Creek proper after work. This section of trail still has quite a few …

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Rush Hour | Nemo

I decided to take an easy Sunday ride and check out one of the areas newest trails. Parking on Old Jackson Highway I started up Rush Hour, although it wasn’t long before I had reached the end. This trail parallels highway 33 near the bottom of the pass on the Idaho side which is pretty much everything I knew about …

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Lower Horseshoe Canyon Loops

Over the last couple days Beth and I did a couple laps on the lower Horseshoe Canyon trails. First day we rode Bovine/Shark’s Belly/Probation/Burgh/Bumper/Cody’s/Sodbuster/Southbound/Channel Lock which add up to 12.5 miles, today we rode it all again except for Southbound which made for 9 miles. There are still two small patches of snow on Probation which you have to walk …

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Bovine | Shark’s Belly

Bovine was completely clear and in great shape. Shark’s Belly still had a couple 6′ long patches of snow, there was one tree down, and the old bridge is starting to feel a little rickety, otherwise it’s in pretty decent shape. Kind of interesting to see how the landslide that covered part of the trail last year has grown back …

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