Horsetail Creek | Mountain Bike the Tetons

Ride this super fun trail as an exit from Ditch Creek. Going up it is a pretty stout climb.

Access

This trail can be accessed directly from the trailhead on the Gros Ventre Road [Directions to trailhead from Kelly, WY] or indirectly from Ditch Creek by starting at the Teton Science School [Directions from Kelly, WY] and pedaling up Ditch Creek Road.

Options

This trail can be ridden as a very difficult out and back; as a loop by starting at the Horsetail Creek on Gros Ventre Rd, pedaling up the Horsetail Creek East Fork trail to the the junction with Ditch Creek and returning downhill on Horsetail Creek proper; as a loop by starting at the Teton Science School, pedaling up Ditch Creek Road, continuing onto the Ditch Creek/South Ridge Trail, turning left (east) at the junction with Horsetail Creek (T intersection), turning right (west) onto the Gros Ventre Road, turning right (north) onto the Lower Gros Ventre Road, and right (east) onto Ditch Creek Road to return to the Teton Science School [Directions from trailhead to trailhead]. The 11 mile road ride can be shuttled by leaving a vehicle at the Horsetail Creek trailhead [Directions to trailhead from Kelly, WY]; this loop could potentially be ridden in reverse but would be very difficult.

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Horsetail Creek

Ride this super fun trail as an exit from Ditch Creek. Going up it is a pretty stout climb.

Trail Status: Fair

Trail Condition: Some Mud

Distance: 6.11 km (3.8 mi)

Difficulty: Very Difficult

Min Elevation: 2113 (6931 ft)

Max Elevation: 2686 m (8813 ft)

Total Elevation +/-: 31.70 m (104 ft) / - 605.33 (1986 ft)

Min Grade: -39.7 %

Max Grade: 21.0 %

Recorded: 10/12/2015 2:48pm

Trail Status

Excellent
Fair
Poor
Closed

Trail Conditions

Tacky
Dry
Dusty
Variable
Wet
Some Mud
Very Muddy
Snow Packed
Snow Covered