Arrow To Phillip's Ridge - Mountain Bike the Tetons

Arrow To Phillip's Ridge

From the Phillips Trailhead off Teton Pass, the Arrow Trail drops off to the right and parallels the road, winding through open meadow and pine and aspen forest. The grade is fairly consistent and there are great views. The trail crosses the road and heads into thicker forest. After crossing the road, the trail winds its way through a mixture of large pine and spruce trees with sections of open meadows with great wildflowers in the spring and summer. It descends, paralleling the Phillips Pass Trail above which is designated for horse and hike. The trail continues to descend through mixture of aspen and pine forest until reaching a junction for Phillips Canyon Trail. There are several small log bridges over the creek crossings on this trail. Options: From the Arrow Trail you can tie into the Phillips Ridge Trail, the Snotel Trail, and eventually the Phillips Canyon and Phillips Pass Trail. Important Information This trail is designated for bike and hike only. This trail is designed for beginner and intermediate mountain bikers. It does however come out onto the Phillips Canyon Trail which is considerably more difficult of a ride. Be prepared for the descent down the Phillips Canyon Trail to be more technical and watch for uphill traffic. Always check the kiosk at the Trailhead for important information pertinent to the trail. This trail is located on the USGS quad map for Teton Pass. For a map of the Teton Pass Trail System click here.

Access

This trail is accessed via the Phillip’s Canyon Trail Road which is a dirt two track road located halfway up Teton Pass from Wilson Directions to trailhead from Wilson, WY or from the Phillip’s Canyon trail by starting on Fish Creek Road Directions to trailhead from Wilson, WY.

Directions

Start your ride by parking at the Stagecoach bar in Wilson, WY, at the base of Teton Pass’ east side. From here you can either peddle up the Old Pass Rd bike path to the Phillip’s Connector Trail, crossing the highway to access the Arrow Trail, or you can hitch or shuttle from the Stagecoach up to the Jimmy’s Mom / Phillip’s Canyon trailhead.  Once you’ve reached Arrow trail (begin mileage), follow that to the junction with the Phillip’s Ridge trail (1.25 mi) where you’ll take a right and climb to the junction with the Snotel trail (2.48 mi). At this point you’ll continue straight, staying on the Phillip’s Ridge trail, but I would highly recommend taking a quick break here to check out the view and prepare for a long descent. After continuing straight onto Phillip’s Ridge there will be a short technical section along the ridge. You will at some point merge onto the power line access road but keep an eye out for the singletrack which picks back up on your right shortly afterwards. After rejoining the road a second time you’ll make a hard left and an immediate right back onto singletrack (2.94 mi). From here you’ll continue on singletrack for most of the duration of the ride but the trail will cross 2-track several times, so keep an eye out for the junctions. The continues downhill for quite a while, eventually merging into the Phillip’s Canyon trail (10.2 mi). Cross the 2-track one last time, keeping on Phillip’s Canyon until you reach Fish Creek Rd (10.6 mi), where you’ll take a right. Stay on Fish Creek Rd until the end, taking a right on Main St, then a left on West St brings you back to Hwy 22 where you’ll find the Stagecoach on your right.

 

Arrow To Phillip’s Ridge
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From the Phillips Trailhead off Teton Pass, the Arrow Trail drops off to the right and…

Distance: 17.14 km (10.65 mi)

Difficulty: More Difficult

Min Elevation: 1922 m (6307 ft)

Max Elevation: 2572 m (8438 ft)

Total Elevation +/-: 441 m (1448 ft) / - 875 m (2870 ft)

Min Grade: -34.4 %

Max Grade: 24.1 %

Recorded: 6/13/2015 2:05PM