Pole Canyon to Mikesell | Mountain Bike the Tetons

A rugged, backcountry trail connecting the top of Pole Canyon to the top of Mikesell Canyon. A couple hike-a-bikes right at the start but the remoteness, great views, and Mikesell Canyon downhill at the end, make this trail worth exploring.

Access

This trail can be accessed from Pole Canyon [Directions to trailhead from Victor, ID], Mail Cabin/Mail Cabin to Mikesell [Directions to trailhead from Victor, ID], or Mikesell Canyon [Directions to trailhead from Victor, ID] although going up this trail by bike is very difficult and you would probably have to hike a lot.

Options

This trail can be ridden as part of an out and back in addition to Pole Canyon; as part of a loop including Pole Canyon or Pole Canyon West Fork/Pole Canyon to Mikesell/Mikesell Canyon and returning on the power line access road; as part of a longer loop including Pole Canyon or Pole Canyon West Fork/Pole Canyon to Mikesell/Elbow Fork/Mail Cabin to Mikesell/Mail Cabin and returning on Hwy 22/Hwy 33 and the power line access road.

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Pole Canyon to Mikesell

A rugged, backcountry trail connecting the top of Pole Canyon to the top of Mikesell…

Trail Status: Closed

Trail Condition: Snow Covered

Distance: 5.34 km (3.3 mi)

Difficulty: Very Difficult

Min Elevation: 2480 m (8137 ft)

Max Elevation: 2595 m (8513 ft)

Total Elevation +/-: 252 m (826 ft)

Min Grade: -30 %

Max Grade: 12 %

Recorded: 7/1/2013 2:29pm

Trail Status

Excellent
Fair
Poor
Closed

Trail Conditions

Tacky
Dry
Dusty
Variable
Wet
Some Mud
Very Muddy
Snow Packed
Snow Covered