Sidewinder - Mountain Bike the Tetons

Header Introduction Text


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 the junction of this trail, Sticks & Stones, and Buffalo Drop at the Teton Vista snowcat road and riding to its end at the top of the flow park or to the first junction with Bullwinkle where you can ride that to the base or to the next junction of Sidewinder, continuing into the flow park.



Header Introduction Text

Trail Status: Closed

Trail Condition: Snow Covered

Distance: 4.02 km (2.5 mi)

Difficulty: More Difficult

Min Elevation: 2534 m (8312 ft)

Max Elevation: 2869 m (9414 ft)

Total Elevation +/-: 33 m (109 ft) / - 369 m (1211 ft)

Min Grade: -39.1 %

Max Grade: 32.3 %

Recorded: 7/5/2012 10:32 AM

Trail Status


Trail Conditions

Some Mud
Very Muddy
Snow Packed
Snow Covered


Find More  

New E-bike Legislation in Idaho and Wyoming: What it means.

On February 26th, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed legislation regarding specific definitions of electric bicycles (e-bikes) and where they can be ridden in the state. As of March 4th, a very similar bill has passed through the Idaho House of Representatives and is being reviewed by the Idaho Senate. With this new legislation, Idaho and Wyoming will join 11 other …

Continue reading  

2019 Spring Grant Applications for Future MBT Projects are Signed, Sealed and Delivered…

Driggs, Idaho: This early 2019 has been a busy one for summer trails work, even though we’re in the heart of winter here in the Tetons. But the trail crew isn’t digging in the dirt… we’re busy writing and submitting grants that will help fund critical trail projects over the next two years. So what’s in store? Some really amazing …

Continue reading  

Five Bills For Better Mountain Biking Need Your Help!

Congress is working on a package of outdoor recreation bills, many of which the national mountain bike community (People for Bikes, IMBA, etc.) has helped craft and has advocated for throughout this legislative session. It’s time to get these bills across the finish line. Please contact your representatives and tell them time is running out—you demand action for outdoor recreation! …

Continue reading  

Horseshoe Canyon Trails Seasonal Closure and Survey Results

Horseshoe Canyon Winter Closure From Friday, November 30, 2018 – April 15, 2019, the Horseshoe Canyon Area will be CLOSED to all non-motorized and motorized recreation (this includes horses, bikes, hiking, dirt bikes, skis, etc. while snowmobiles are allowed only on designated routes including the Old Horseshoe Road & Packsaddle Road). For details, check out the USFS official Winter Travel …

Continue reading  

Weekly Trail Crew Work Report: May 21, 2018

Thank You! We owe a huge thanks to the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District. Our local reps, District Ranger Jay Pence, Recreation Specialist Joe McFarlane and Trails Program Manager Scott Bossell have all been instrumental in planning for our trail work in 2018! Giant thanks to our 2018 Local Business Trail Fund Supporters! Thanks for the generous support …

Continue reading  

Mail Cabin Reroute Project

In 2014, Mountain Bike the Tetons secured a grant from 1% for the Tetons to design and dig a massive reroute to replace the existing fall line trail up to Windy Ridge, knowing this hike-a-bike was keeping many riders from enjoying this otherwise phenomenal ride. This fall line trail was deeply eroded and therefore depositing sediment directly into Mail Cabin …

Continue reading  

Wydaho Rendezvous MTB Festival & Super D Race

We’re less than a week away from the 5th Annual Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival which takes place at Grand Targhee Resort from August 29th – September 1st over Labor Day weekend. This year’s festival looks to be bigger than ever with demo booths from ten different bike companies. I also hear registration is up significantly over last year. Maybe …

Continue reading  

2014 Pierre’s Hole 50/100 Mountain Bike Race

A few photos I took at the race last weekend: Beautiful weather, perfect conditions, the best course to date (no more double track), and a very impressive effort from all of the racers made for a amazing race. More photos can be seen over at Grand Targhee’s Facebook page. Race results can be found at Milliseconds.

Continue reading  

Mahogany Creek | Black Canyon | Bullwinkle & Otter Slide

Here’s a few new videos from this summer to get you stoked about the weekend. Descending Mahogany Creek earlier this summer on the weekly Habitat group ride: Going down Black Canyon after hiking up Pass Ridge through the snow a few weeks ago: A quick lap on Bullwinkle and Otter Slide at Grand Targhee last week: All of these have …

Continue reading  

Perma-Grin | Otter Slide

Over the last few weeks I’ve ridden the loops in Rick’s Basin several times. I hadn’t been out there all summer until just recently but it’s been nice to get a quick and easy pedal in after work. Also, I needed to see the improvements made to the Rick’s Basin trail and to check out the new Perma-Grin loop. Last …

Continue reading