Colter’s Escape | Mountain Bike the Tetons

Super fast, flowing descent to the Mill Creek trail.

Access

This trail can be accessed from the top by riding up Ski Hill Road or parking at the base area at Grand Targhee [Directions to resort from Driggs, ID] or from the bottom by pedaling up Mill Creek from the trailhead in Teton Canyon [Directions to trailhead from Driggs, ID].

Options

This trail can be ridden in either direction between Mill Creek and Andy’s; as a loop/lollipop loop starting from the base area at Grand Targhee with Andy’s to Colter’s Escape/38 Special/Peaked and returning on Andy’s or Action Jackson; Buffalo Soldier can be added between Andy’s and Colter’s Escape and/or Ain’t life Grand can be added to Peaked to make this a longer ride.

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Colter’s Escape

Super fast, flowing descent to the Mill Creek trail.

Trail Status: Closed

Trail Condition: Snow Covered

Distance: 2.25 km (1.4 mi)

Difficulty: More Difficult

Min Elevation: 2398 m (7867 ft)

Max Elevation: 2527 m (8291 ft)

Total Elevation +/-: 172 m (563 ft) / - 43 m (141 ft)

Min Grade: -24.9 %

Max Grade: 50 %

Recorded: 6/6/2013 6:49pm

Trail Status

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Closed

Trail Conditions

Tacky
Dry
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Wet
Some Mud
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Snow Packed
Snow Covered

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