A land largely unaffected by the progress of man, the Tetons Range and the surrounding areas are a pristine ecosystem inhabited by a vast diversity of wildlife spreading across multiple national parks. Uninhibited by foothills on the eastern side the range rises sharply and splits upper Wyoming and lower Idaho in two. On one side sits Jackson Hole, home to the legendary ski area and playground to outdoor junkies. On the other resides the Teton Valley: a landscape dotted with hay farms and the small rustic towns of eastern Idaho. Smack in the middle, off the pass that separates the two, lies some of the most progressive mountain bike trails in the America. Local riders teaming with the Forest Service have created a network of trails designed and built specifically for riding. We explored both sides of the pass and rode varied terrain from purpose-built bike park features to backcountry singletrack clinging to the edge of 10,000-foot peaks. The experience instilled a sense in us that the locals have got it figured out here… and the need for a satellite Yeti office in JH.
Chris Van Dine dropping in on Teton Pass at last light.
Joey Schusler aboard the SB66 on the Teton Pass trails.
The Teton range.
Chris Van Dine cruising a Teton Pass classic. Lithium Trail.
Joey Schusler pushing up for one more lap while enjoying the Tetons on the SB66.
With the sun setting at 9pm each day there was plenty of time for multiple ride days.
With dirt conditions similar to Colorado, Joey Schusler felt right at home riding Teton Pass.
Cowgirls at the weekly Jackson Hole rodeo.
A small representation of the incredible wildlife in the Tetons.
Classic Van Dine. Always charging.
Last light on the Teton Pass trails.
Joey following in Chris' dust.
Wilson Backcountry Sports set us up with all the local knowledge needed to enjoy our trip to the fullest.
Chris Van Dine enjoying the Tetons.
Post ride beers at the Coach.www.yeticycles.com