Sidewinder | Mountain Bike the Tetons

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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.



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Trail Status: Fair

Trail Condition: Some Mud

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

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Trail Conditions

Some Mud
Very Muddy
Snow Packed
Snow Covered


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