For those looking for the original Teton area epic (some would say sufferfest). This trail has it all. Long climbs and descents, smooth dirt, rocks and sections of hike-a-bike all mixed with a little route finding. This trail is not for the faint of heart or neglected bikes. Great views of Teton Valley and the Tetons.

Access

This trail can be accessed from several different locations throughout the Big Hole Mountains. From the northern end of the range, it can be reached from the junctions of Horseshoe Canyon South Fork [Directions to trailhead from Driggs, ID], Twin Creek/Long Ridge [Directions to trailhead from Driggs, ID], and Mahogany Creek [Directions to trailhead from Driggs, ID]. From the southern end of the range, it can be reached from Spooky/Corral Creek [Directions to trailhead from Victor, ID], Rocky Peak [Directions to trailhead from Victor, ID], Drake Creek [Directions to trailhead from Victor, ID], and Grove Creek [Directions to trailhead from Victor, ID].

Options

This trail can be ridden as a shuttled adventure ride by starting on the northern end with a climb up the Horseshoe Canyon South Fork trail and traversing the entire crest trail to the southern end and exiting on Corral Creek/Spooky for an easier XC finish, on Drake for a short but rowdy technical downhill, or via my favorite option, Rocky Peak for a long but loose and rocky (as the name suggest), extremely scenic downhill back to the bottom of Pine Creek Pass. Make sure you still have a little gas left for either of those latter two options, as you’ll be in for a bit of a wild ride.

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Big Hole Crest Ride

For those looking for the original Teton area epic (some would say sufferfest). This trail…

Trail Status: Closed

Trail Condition: Snow Covered

Difficulty: Extremely Difficult

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