The 10 Best MTB Shuttle Routes in the Western US

4. Teton Pass, Wilson, Wyoming

Photo: Chris Daniels
Photo: Chris Daniels

Never mind the addictive mix of smooth and rugged terrain, steep pitches, jumps, drops, and breakneck speeds–the best and most unique characteristic of Teton Pass riding is the ease of shuttle access to a singletrack buffet within such a short stretch of road. From the summit to Wilson, Wyoming is a 10-minute, 5.5-mile drive descending over 2,000 feet to the Jackson basin along Highway 22.

From the top of the pass, traverse south to ride Black Canyon and Lithium. Just a stone’s throw east of the summit, pick up Fuzzy Bunny which feeds into lower pass trails also accessible off the highway: Jimmy’s Mom, Candyland, Parallel, and Power Line Jumps. And don’t pass on a rip down Phillips Ridge or Phillips Canyon, also accessed from–you guessed it–Highway 22.

Don’t have a shuttle? Stick a thumb out from the Stagecoach Bar. Hitchhiking was legalized here due to the popularity of biking and backcountry skiing on the Teton Pass.

-Chris Daniels

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