Pole Canyon - Mountain Bike the Tetons

This strenuous, challenging climb was rerouted in 2013 making the entire trail rideable. Likely the steepest trail in the valley, but popular with locals as a quick, after work ride. Great aerobic workout rewarded with stunning views and a fantastic downhill.

Access

This trail can be accessed directly from the trailhead on S1000W/Pole canyon Rd [Directions to trailhead from Victor, ID].

Options

This trail can be ridden as an out and back; as a loop by adding Pole Canyon West Fork; as a longer loop by adding Pole Canyon to Mikesell/Mikesell Canyon and returning on the power line access; as an even longer loop by including Mail Cabin/Mail Cabin to Mikesell/Pole Canyon to Mikesell/Pole Canyon and returning on the power line access to Hwy 33/Hwy 22.

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Pole Canyon

This strenuous, challenging climb was rerouted in 2013 making the entire trail rideable.…

Trail Status: Closed

Trail Condition: Snow Covered

Distance: 4.83 km (3.0 mi)

Difficulty: Very Difficult

Min Elevation: 1978 m (6490 ft)

Max Elevation: 2473 m (8112 ft)

Total Elevation +/-: 540 m (1771 ft) / - 45 m (148 ft)

Min Grade: -37.7 %

Max Grade: 37.2 %

Recorded: 8/25/2012 2:18pm

Trail Status

Excellent
Fair
Poor
Closed

Trail Conditions

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