Black Canyon Professional Reviews and Guides
"Highlights: Nine miles of air-gasping uphill with six switchbacks followed by nearly 8 miles of steep downhill. Hazards: Traffic on State Highway 22; rocky segments and rough trail in Black Canyon. Tread: Deteriorating pavement, singletrack, and dirt road."
--Amber Travsky, Mountain Biking Jackson Hole (Falcon Guides).
"Black Canyon is a stream-fed, forested canyon that resides on the south side of Teton Pass. The canyon is located at the head of the Snake River Range in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The Black Canyon Trail stretches 4 miles through a lush, towering forest, from the Mount Elly overlook to Sawmill Meadows near the Trail Creek trailhead. The path parallels the waterway through a mix of Douglas fir, limber pine, subalpine fir, and aspen."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes in Grand Teton National Park (Day Hike Books).
My fiance and I came out here from Michigan to be away from the city and enjoy some fresh, mountain air. We love to mountain bike and there some great trails back here in Michigan, but man, We have never ridden a trail as hard and as fun as this one. Steep uphill climb up the Old Teton Pass, but the views as your climbing up are incredible. Once to the trailhead, you still have at least another mile or so uphill climb. To the right, the mountain, to the left, a nice drop down! Once to the top though, incredible. And the downhill was a rush. Awesome trail.
The recent rains have helped with the loose switchbacks at the top of the trail. The MOOSE continues to roam some of the upper sections, so watch for him!
This is always an incredible ride. enjoy some of the loops at the bottom once your done.
this is one of my all time favorite trails I went here two weeks before I went to moab and it's just as technical as anything you'd find there, steep switchbacks lots of roots sticking out every were this is one of the most technicaly difficult trails I've ever been on and it looks like your in a rain forest you can also start at the top of the pass and skip almost all of the uphill
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