When you think of Jackson Hole and the town of Jackson, you might be thinking about the steep runs and endless powder that this place has to offer. As fun as the winters are up here in northern Wyoming, the summers have just as much to offer with one of the most popular activities being biking. Jackson offers an abundance of biking for whatever you’re into, whether it’s road, trail, or downhill, Jackson has a little something for everyone. Here’s a few of our favorite places to go ride when we visit our friends up in Jackson.
Jackson Hole Resort
Just because the snow has begun to melt at Jackson Hole doesn’t mean that it’s lifts stop running. Starting on June 12th through September 6th, Jackson Hole offers some of the best downhill mountain biking in the area through their bike park. This year the resort has opened up their Sweetwater Gondola with four new trails for riders of all experience levels. Now you can take either the gondola or Teewinot lift for excellent downhill biking across the resort. Whether you’re into flowy single track or want to catch some air off some table tops, Jackson Hole has you covered.
Snow King Resort
Located directly in town, Snow King offers some great trail riding that is easily accessible from town. The greater Snow King trails also connect with Cache Creek and Game Creek trail systems so there are endless trails for you to test your endurance or flow through some of the beautiful areas right outside the town of Jackson. Trails like Ferrin’s Trail and Josie’s Ridge will test your vertical skills with steep accents but with amazing views overlooking Snow King Resort, the town of Jackson, and the mountain ridges that surround it. While mellower trails like Putt Putt and Hagen will bring you up the Cache Creek and can connect you to Game Creek where you can try the Cache-Game Loop, a 25 mile ride that starts and begins right in town.
Jackson Hole Community Pathway
The Jackson Hole pathway system was designed for locals and tourists alike to easily reach anywhere in the valley without the use of a car. Connecting the towns of Jackson, Wilson, Teton Village and Grand Teton National Park, you can get pretty much anywhere simply by pedaling. With Grand Teton having the most separated pathways for biking and walking then any other national park, this area is a cyclist’s dream when it comes riding smoothly through some of the most beautiful landscapes that Wyoming has to offer.
Whether you’re into downhill, trail or road biking there’s a little bit of everything here in Jackson Hole and the surrounding area and should definitely be a bucket list spot for you to check out this summer.
Planning on taking a ski vacation this winter? Make sure you make a reservation with Ski Butlers for all your ski rental equipment. We can’t wait to see you out on the slopes next year.