How to Plan the Best Jackson Hole Mountain Biking Trip

Man on a cliff enjoying Jackson Hole mountain bikingWith over 56 miles of paved pathways and over 115 miles of rugged mountain trails, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is a mecca for biking. Here, guests can tackle everything from easy, flat routes to steep, challenging terrain and can enjoy breathtakingly scenic views along the way. The next time you visit the Wild West, book your stay at the Bentwood Inn and head out on an incredible Jackson Hole mountain biking trip that you’ll remember for years to come!

Your Guide to Jackson Hole Mountain Biking

Tours and Lessons

For those new to the mountain biking scene, the Jackson Hole Bike Park at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers beginner lessons that are tailored for first-time downhill riders ages 12 and up. Their professionally trained instructors will teach you the fundamentals of riding and will help you practice on the beginner park terrain.

Once you’ve mastered your bike, feel free to take a guided tour for the ultimate custom mountain biking experience. Perfect for both beginners and expert bikers, Teton Mountain Bike tours offers private and group rides in the Greater Yellowstone-Teton area where you can experience awesome views and thrilling terrain. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Bike Rentals

If you’re an experienced rider but didn’t bring your bike on vacation, you’re in luck! There are three convenient locations for mountain bike rentals in Jackson Hole. JH Sports and Teton Village Sports are both located in Teton Village and offer great rentals and accessories. Or, check out Hoback Sports located just off of Jackson Town Square where you can rent everything from full-suspension mountain bikes and cruisers to E-bikes and road bikes.

The Best Places to Ride

  • Jackson Hole Bike Park: Located in Teton Village, the bike park offers the only lift serviced riding in the valley. The park has six downhill routes, complete with smooth trail beds, banked corners, and buffed take offs, and the terrain is ranked green to black for every level of rider.
  • Grand Teton National Park: The multi-use pathway in Grand Teton National Park expands 30 miles from Jenny Lake back to the town of Jackson. These pathways link up with existing and future pathways in the town of Jackson all the way out to Teton Village. A bucket list route for many bikers is the 100-mile “Around the Block” loop, which is a grueling yet beautiful ride around the Snake River Canyon.
  • Teton Pass: There are a variety of downhill trails that run on the epic terrain accessed from the Teton Pass. Here, riders can enjoy gap jumps, log features, step downs, and hip jumps, with over 2,000 vertical miles to explore – just be prepared for some achy muscles afterward!

Local Tip: No matter where you choose to ride, be sure to check out a Jackson Hole trail map before you head out to help you find your way through the valley.

Pedal Back to the Bentwood Inn!

After your Jackson Hole mountain biking excursion, come home to our beautiful bed and breakfast where you can relax and restore! Feel free to unwind in one of our luxurious and comfortable rooms or suites, then join us for a hearty bistro dinner or a casual western BBQ dinner and tell us all about your adventures. We can’t wait to hear about where the bike trails take you!

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