More Cowbell | Mountain Bike the Tetons

Buff, flowy singletrack with great views of Rick's Basin. Bermed corners make for a great ascent or descent as it travels through a large Aspen grove.

Access

This trail can be accessed from the base area at Grand Targhee Resort by taking the Pika Traverse/Blackfoot Cutoff to Rick’s Basin.

Options

This trail can be ridden as part of series of loops starting with Pika Traverse/Blackfoot Cutoff to Rick’s Basin ride counter-clockwise climbing More Cowbell and descending Perma-Grin back to Rick’s Basin continuing counter-clockwise; as a longer loop by adding any or all of the following: Snowdrift, Quakie, North Woods.

Suggested ride including this trail is Pika Traverse/Rick’s Basin/More Cowbell/Perma-Grin/Quakie Ridge/North Woods/Snowdrift/Blackfoot Cutoff/Shoshone to either Otter Slide or Chutes & Ladders riding counter-clockwise around all of the Rick’s Basin loops.

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More Cowbell

Buff, flowy singletrack with great views of Rick's Basin. Bermed corners make for a great…

Trail Status: Closed

Trail Condition: Snow Covered

Distance: 1.75 km (1.1 mi)

Difficulty: Easy

Min Elevation: 2499 m (8199 ft)

Max Elevation: 2563 m (8409 ft)

Total Elevation +/-: 95 m (313 ft) / - 43 m (140 ft)

Min Grade: -26.5 %

Max Grade: 43.5 %

Recorded: 7/4/2014 12:46 PM

Trail Status

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Trail Conditions

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Snow Packed
Snow Covered

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