Jackson Trail

3.67 out of 5
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↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 1,200 ft

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About this trail
After climbing Amasa Back there is a trail on the right that will take you to Jackson's singletrack. This trail hugs the slickrock bench above the Colorado River and brings you to the edge literally. There are sections of trail here that even experts will walk. Super steep switchbacks that are right on the edge of death or serious injury if not negotiated perfectly.Trail length is 2.2 miles.
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (6)

September 8, 2016
Review: rode this trail in August late in the day due to the heat, amazing views and techy trail, some tight and steep sections but ride able or walkable, river was low so no problem with the exit

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April 5, 2016
Review: Meh... Jackson is okay. Amazing views of the river, cool bench-cut trail, and yes, as others have said, near impossible switchbacks but only a few towards the end you can just scamper down afoot. Something should be done about the river at the end. If it's high, you're kind of screwed. Luckily for us, it was low enough at the end of March to cross.

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World Champ

October 4, 2015
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: I thought this trail was absolutely fantastic! You most definitely need to ride it from the top, but since I rode this in late fall, there were no issues with the river crossing at the bottom. I thought the entire trail was very rideable, although I did walk one, steep section to be on the safe side. Aside from that one dismount, I thought the rest of the singletrack rode fabulously, with drop-dead-gorgeous scenery! I'd highly recommend this trail to the intrepid technical mountain biker.

Granny Gear

May 15, 2014
nicegbert Granny Gear  
Review: Careful of the river, I climbed Hymasa to Amasa and down Jackson. Dismounted frequently due to exposure...got to the bottom and the river had flooded the exit with 15' of water. My bike doesn't float so I had to hike-a-bike back up; not fun. I'd stick with Hymasa to Captain Ahab or Hymasa as an out 'n back. Both those options are epic!

Granny Gear

May 1, 2012
Review: I rode this trail with my two teenage sons. It is definitely technical and pretty hairy in spots. We had to walk several rocky spots and descend a very steep, loose switchback. I'm not sure I'd choose to do this trail again.

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May 9, 2011
Review: Very technical singletrack atop a slickrock bench above the Colorado River. Many drops and tight turns with some scary hairball switchbacks. Most will hike the gnarly sections and even that is a challenge.

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Jackson Trail MTB Trail 3.67 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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