Otter Slide - Mountain Bike the Tetons

Beginner friendly flow trail with huge berms and a couple wooden features.


This trail can be accessed from the base area at Grand Targhee [Directions to resort from Driggs, ID].


This trail is designated for downhill mountain bike traffic only. It can be ridden from the top by taking the Dreamcatcher lift to the summit of Fred’s Mountain and riding the Grand Traverse trail to either Sidewinder, Buffalo Drop, or Sticks & Stones to the next junction. From there stay on Sidewinder until you reach this trail or take Bullwinkle to the next junction with Sidewinder, taking a right and following that until you reach this trail. Uphill access can be gained by pedaling up Pika Traverse to Shoshone or pedaling/pushing the Teton Vista Traverse snowcat road to the Shoshone snowcat road.


Otter Slide

Beginner friendly flow trail with huge berms and a couple wooden features.

Trail Status: Closed

Trail Condition: Snow Covered

Distance: 1 km (0.7 mi)

Difficulty: More Difficult

Min Elevation: 2430 m (7973 ft)

Max Elevation: 2532 m (8307 ft)

Total Elevation +/-: 21 m (69 ft) / - 123 m (403 ft)

Min Grade: -36.8 %

Max Grade: 31.0 %

Recorded: 8/17/2013 5:14pm

Trail Status


Trail Conditions

Some Mud
Very Muddy
Snow Packed
Snow Covered


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