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Grand Targhee Bike Park Overview
Grand Targhee is a 2015 and 2014 Top 5 and 2013 1st Place winner in the MTBparks.com Riders' Choice Best Bike Parks Awards for the Northwest Region.
Spectacular views and wildflower meadows are part of the mountain biking experience at Grand Targhee. Mix in a variety of high-alpine downhill and freeride terrain that appeals to riders ranging from beginners to advanced levels and you'll immediately understand why riders love this hidden gem nestled among the iconic Teton range.
Grand Targhee Bike Park is a high-alpine resort mountain bike destination offering cross-country, downhill and skills parks ideal for mountain bike enthusiasts of all calibers, from beginner to expert. Grand Targhee Resort serves up over 2,200 vertical feet of lift-serviced downhill bike trails and offers a top-notch Bike School featuring camps and clinics to elevate your skills. Explore the newly named IMBA EPIC trail "The Grand loop," a 25-mile singletrack trail; pedal through aspen groves and wildflower meadows in Rick’s Basin; and take in the big mountain views off Peaked and 38 Special trails. Enjoy an ideal summer and fall alpine riding climate.
WHAT'S NEW AT GRAND TARGHEE BIKE PARK
This summer, the Grand Targhee Trail Builders, Andy Williams and Harlan Hottenstein, will be focusing on building new trails and enhancing already existing trails. Stay tuned for one mile of new downhill trails, including enhancing existing flow trails and adding additional downhill trail features to Sidewinder and Bullwinkle, as well as building an additional 9.5 miles of cross-country trails.
BEYOND THE BIKE PARK
After a day exploring Grand Targhee Bike Park’s singletrack and downhill trails, extend your biking into Teton Valley’s mountain biking mecca with interconnected singletrack accessible from the resort. Head down Grand Targhee’s Colter’s Escape or 38 Special into Teton Canyon where you’ll access the Caribou-Targhee trail system. From Teton Valley, load up the bikes and enjoy nearby access to seemingly endless miles of trails throughout the region like Horseshoe Canyon, or head up Teton Pass where the nation’s first USFS sanctioned downhill trail system is sure to whet your appetite.
Getting to Grand Targhee Resort
Grand Targhee is located in Alta WY, on the western slope of the Teton Range. It is about 45 minutes from Jackson, WY and about 4.5 hours north of Salt Lake City.
2016 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
3 Day PMBI Level 1 Instructors Course | June 24 – 26
The Level 1 course is for both new and experienced instructors alike, looking to learn how to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they need to safely and effectively teach, while experienced instructors will increase their level of skill and understanding in teaching and riding theory, that the PMBI Certifications uniquely provide
Ladies AllRide Bike Camp with Lindsey Voreis | July 8 – 10
A Ladies AllRide two-day experience will take your riding and enthusiasm for mountain biking to the next level! This format gives you the opportunity to really hone in on the fundamental bike handling skills, bond with your coaches and make tons of shreddy new friends! The second day allows you to progress to more advanced skills and dial it all in on the trail. Your weekend will be complete with healthy meals, stretching, maintenance and education stations, and happy hour socializing.
This clinic will focus on perfecting skills using a large grassy area, mountain bike specific skills zone, drops and cross-country style trails nearby. Each afternoon we ride to nearby cross-country style trails for on-trail shred-sessions
Pierre's Hole 50/100 Bike Race | August 6
This race is situated under the Le Tres Tetons, or the three Tetons (Grand, Middle, and South Teton) with single track loops at Grand Targhee Resort (GTR)
Montana Enduro Series, The Grand Enduro | August 27 - 28
The Montana Enduro Series is going south of the border. Why not have an interstate enduro series? There’s some seriously fun trails at Wyoming’s Grand Targhee Resort, so we’re going to race ‘em for the fourth stop on the series. It’s going to be a weekend-long celebration of the Tetons.
Wydaho Rendezvous Teton Mountain Bike Festival | September 2 – 5
Idaho & Wyoming’s Mountain Bike Mecca. Come enjoy endless miles of cross-country, singletrack, dirt road, downhill, jump park, freeride, and an IMBA Epic Trail. Participants can also demo next year’s 2016 bikes, enjoy unmatched scenery, and ride in an ideal alpine riding climate.
Idaho High School Cycling League MTB Race | September 17
Idaho High School MTB Race Grand Charge at Grand Targhee Resort
Come test your skills at the Idaho High School Cycling League Race Series at Grand Targhee Resort, the first of four races held all summer long throughout Idaho.
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Grand Targhee Resort was the first downhill mountain bike destination in the Tetons, and today offers 12 miles of high-alpine downhill trails dropping 2,200 feet of vert as well as nearly 30 miles of cross-country singletrack winding through breathtaking wildflower meadows. Known for a mix raw and technical trails set against the magnificent backdrop of the Grand Teton range, rolling off the lift in Grand Targhee can feel more like you were just heli-dropped high in the Alps, offering a unique and wild riding experience setting it apart from other lift-served bike parks. Today, the bike park continues to grow at the hands of expert trail sculpters Andy Williams and Harlan Hottenstein and their crew, adding to the mix a variety of machine built flow and features for all abilities to provide a truly diverse experience, making Grand Targhee a world-class destination for lift-served mountain biking you truly must ride to believe.
Grand Targhee Resort was the first downhill mountain bike destination in the Tetons, and today offers 12 miles of high-alpine downhill trails dropping 2,200 feet of vert as well as nearly 30 miles of cross-country singletrack winding through breathtaking wildflower meadows.
ALTA, WY – When we headed to Grand Targhee Bike Park last year for opening weekend, we lost out on first-chair bragging rights to then 13-year-old local ripper Nick Dunn. We have the honor of saying we saw him hit the signature Buffalo Drop for the fist time, and in this follow cam edit from Jeff Brines, it's clear he hasn't slowed down at all in his 14th year. He's no slouch on skis, either.
ALTA, WY – The 7th Annual Wydaho Rendezvous Teton Mountain Bike Festival runs Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5, 2016, at Grand Targhee Bike Park and surrounding areas, bringing to the Teton Valley a weekend of mountain biking activities that will cater to all levels and kinds of rider.
ALTA, WY –Grand Targhee Bike Parkis offering two-day women's mountain bike clinics with pro rider Amanda Carey July 23 through 24 and July 30 through 31. The camps are designed specifically for female riders from beginner to advanced intermediate and will cover skills such as cornering, vision, body position, negotiating trail obstacles and braking.
ALTA, WY – The "Wydaho" region of the Tetons kicks off summer on Friday, June 17, when Grand Targhee Bike Park fires up the chairlifts for 2016. Check out Grand Targhee Bike Park this summer and enjoy one day FREE and 50% off all summer with your MTBparks Pass!
ALTA, WY — The dust has settled on the 2015 Teton Dirt Classic, part of the 6th Annual Wydaho Rendezvous at Grand Targhee, and the results are in. The race consisted of two stages: 25-mile cross-country race on Saturday that climbed 4,200 feet as well as a 9.9-mile super-D race on Sunday with 4,000 feet of descending.
ALTA, WY – The 6th Annual Wydaho Rendezvous Teton Mountain Bike Festival runs Labor Day Weekend, September 4 through September 7, 2015, and brings to the Teton Valley a weekend of mountain biking activities that will cater to all levels and kinds of rider.
ALTA, WY — The Seventh Annual Pierre's Hole at Grand Targhee is a wrap, and 100 miles later the victors emerged. Our hats are off to the athletes capable of spending an entire day in the saddle and not only surviving 100 miles (or the 100k and 50k options) at high-altitude in the dirt with knobby tires, but winning a competitve race like this.
ALTA, WY – While it's no secret that we love lapping the chairlift, we'd be remiss if we led you to believe that the bike park is all Grand Targhee has to offer. From the miles of pristine, flowing cross-country singletrack that the resort builds and maintains, to epic gravel-grinding adventures, Wydaho has it all. Take a look in this edit from Habitat High Altitude Provisions and Fisher Creative.
ALTA, WY – Now in its 7th incarnation, the legendary Pierre's Hole race returns to Grand Targhee Bike Park Saturday, August 15. The 2015 race will test both physical and mental endurance, fortitude and strength with 50 and 100 mile options.
ALTA, WY – Grand Targhee Bike Park has been upping its trail-building ante. Check out what we thought of the park, including the all-new Rock Garden expert downhill trail, here, and get a glimpse in what you can expect of your next trip to the Tetons in the short but sweet edit below.
ALTA, WY – Summer music festivals are a beacon of the season, and lucky for us, some of the best happen to be at some of our favorite mountain resorts—like Grand Targhee—allowing you to just party down or ride with a soundtrack. Even as the days get shorter, there's still a few chances left to rock and ride. The 28th Annual Targhee Bluegrass Festival returns August 7 through 9.
ALTA, WY — We were standing with our bikes beside a giant yellow excavator on a big flat square of dirt. In front of us, it looked like something had been taking massive bites out of the green hillside, exposing piles of rock and dark, loamy soil—jackpot, especially in the notoriously rocky Teton region.
ALTA, WY – When the days grow longer, there's probably only one thing we look forward to as much as loading bikes on chairlifts and cashing in some vert. Summer music festivals are a beacon of the season, and lucky for us, some of the best happen to be at some of our favorite mountain resorts—like Grand Targhee—allowing you to just party down or ride with a soundtrack. This weekend, the 11th Annual Targhee Fest returns July 17 through 19.
ALTA, WY – Grand Targhee Resort announced it will open 'Rock Garden,' a new signature black diamond downhill mountain bike trail Saturday, July 11. The two-mile trail offers 12 advanced jumps and features, as well as a variety of technical natural terrain. Rock Garden descends 1,809 feet of elevation, the most vertical drop of any trail in the resort's bike park, making it the steepest and one of the most advanced.
ALTA, WY – Grand Targhee Bike Park opens its newest downhill trail this Saturday, July 11, a signature black-diamond run called 'Rock Garden.' The brand new trail is the first to be built to the left (riders' right) from the top of the Dreamcatcher chairlift, and is the steepest run on the mountain dropping more than 1,800 feet of elevation over the course of two miles.
ALTA, WY – Grand Targhee Bike Park returns to the MTBparks Pass for 2015 with one FREE day of riding. In its second year, the MTBparks Pass gives riders free lift tickets, discounts and deals at some of the Best Bike Parks across North America. With more than 30 resorts and partners offering benefits—and more continually being added—the MTBparks Pass is the best value available in resort destination riding.
GRAND TARGHEE, WY — Grand Targhee's bike park never really closes, even during ski season. The resort is one of the first to offer an extensive network of groomed, snowpacked singletrack for winter riding, helping it gain traction (pun intended) as the lift-served fat bike capital of the good ol' USA. The crew from 45NRTH discovered this for themselves on a recent trip to Targhee, and filmed this shredit of Evan Simula putting the Flowbeist and Dunderbiest tires through their paces.
Grand Targhee, WY – The 5th Annual TVTAP Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival - presented by Teton Valley Trails And Pathways (TVTAP) runs Labor Day Weekend, August 29 through September 1, 2014 and brings to the Teton Valley a weekend of mountain biking activities that will cater to all levels and kinds of rider.
Grand Targhee, WY – Everything from epic downhill techy and jumpy shuttle trails like Lithium, Jimmy's Mom and Fuzzy Bunny on Teton Pass, or Sticks and Stones and The Grand Traverse at Grand Targhee Bike Park to the smooth buttery flow trails at Jackson Hole Bike Park can be found in paradise just outside the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park. Author Kim Cross and photographer Jay Goodrich captured some of the area's awesomeness in this article that recently appeared in Bike Magazine.
Grand Targhee, WY – August 13, 2013 – The 4th Annual TVTAP Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival - presented by Teton Valley Trails And Pathways (TVTAP) takes runs Labor Day Weekend, August 30 through September 1, 2013. The Rendezvous brings a weekend of mountain biking activities that will cater to any level and kind of rider.
Bringing a taste of Nepal to Victor, ID, the Everest Momo Shack is a must-visit gem located on the west side of Teton Pass. Owners Sange and Rita Sherpa aim to put their own twist on a unique fusion of Indian and Nepalese cuisine sure to please the pallettes of locals and travelers alike, making it the perfect spot for a cold local beer and traditional dish after a hard day's ride.
Wake up, dive in and refuel for another day of shredding! Huevos Rancheros is the power breakfast of choice—order it extra spicy if you dare. The El Jefe chorizo burrito is also a solid choice. It's the perfect place to get your morning cup o' joe and fresh pastries, but it's not just for breakfast.
The Trap Bar is one of those rare bars in a resort village that even the locals frequent, and is a great spot for a hearty lunch (Try the bison sloppy Joe—trust us) and a cold beer when you need a rest between laps. The Trap is open on the weekends with live bands for special events. A big deck with a great view and solid tap selection make it an easy choice for an after-hours spot in the village.
Grand Targhee Resort offers several slopeside lodging options just steps from the Dreamcatcher chairlift. Why drive when you can sleep slopeside with everything you need from the local bike shop to great grub a short stroll from your front door?
Looking to class things up a bit, or just wanting to try the latest creation of Chef Mike Richey? The Branding Iron Grill at Grand Targhee Resort is a great lunch or dinner spot featuring a welcoming atmosphere that is upscale yet casual and family-friendly looking up at the Dreamcatcher lift.
I always love riding at Grand Targhee. The mountain offers the perfect combination of big mountain style riding, an assortment of trails (tech to flow) and a great vibe. The crew is committed to delivering a quality mountain biking experience and is working hard to add new trails to accommodate every level of rider.
While there's not a perfectly buffed beginner trail here, the lift accessed riding is ideal for anyone comfortable on a downhill bike (with plenty of variety) and I would say the same for the amazing network of XC trails.
There's a great onsite shop for service and rentals in addition to lodging and dining. If you're traveling over the pass to Jackson Hole, be sure to stop at the Knotty Pine OR Everest Momo Shack in Victor.