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Jackson Hole Biking Report

Presented by Hoback Sports



Conditions Summary

A week of dry, sunny weather has made for perfect riding conditions. Matt Haviland, technician at Hoback Sports commented the dirt in the Snow King area is riding like “black gold” – dark with a touch of tan on top that hasn’t gotten dusty, and allows riders to charge the trails confidently. Hoback Sports has spoken with teams at Bridger Teton National Forest who confirmed the entire Cache Creek trail network is 100% clear of down trees. Blacks Canyon on Teton Pass has been 100% cleared as well as areas on Munger Mountain.

Chance of Snow
Friday 02/23 50%
Chance of Snow
Snow showers developing late. Lows overnight in the mid single digits.
Snow Showers
Saturday 02/24 70%
Snow Showers
Variable clouds with snow showers. High near 20F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
Sunday 02/25 80%
Cloudy with snow showers early and steady snow likely later in the day. High 22F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Hoback Sports Rentals mountain biking jackson hole wyoming

Hoback Sports has everything you need to get out on the trails in Jackson Hole. Stop into their rental shop for a great selection of mountain and road bikes.


Hoback Sports Photo of the Week

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A cyclist challenges Old Pass Road in Wilson WY attempting to climb over 2000 vertical feet to its summit.


Hoback Sports Adventure Report

New Downhill Trail on Teton Pass

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Newly constructed jumps on "Candyland" are large and in charge. Image: Kevin Wittig


Crews have been working hard to finish construction of the new Candyland Trail on Teton Pass in Bridger Teton National Forest. The new ride features large, well built jumps designed by the Teton Freedom Riders. Candyland caters to intermediate and advanced bikers offering the option to attempt large jumps, or bypass the features to enjoy fairly low commitment riding.

There are still some adjustments being made since the trail is brand new and needs to be ridden consistently to buff out the line. This downhill trail demands respect as well as the proper equipment and full set of safety gear. Looking for the right bike? Get into Hoback Sports to check out their latest selection of downhill rides from Specialized.

Candyland can be accessed by riding “Jimmy’s Mom” or Phillips Connector to the trail junction. Phillips Ridge parking area is the best starting point for the ride.

Driving Directions

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Candyland features large jumps with a view

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Only downhill bikers should enter Candyland

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Teton Freedom Riders and BTNF are working hard on the final touches.

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The wide, well constructed trail offers downhill riders a variety of freeride features. Image: Kevin Wittig


Hoback Sports Scenic Rides Report

Strapped For Time: Cache Creek to Putt Putt

Looking for a ride but don’t have all day to explore the trails? With two hours to spare, Cache Creek Trailhead is your answer. Hoback Sports recommends Cache Creek Road to Putt Putt for riders looking to expend low energy and gain the highest amount of fun.

About Cache Creek

Cache Creek trail network features an amazing network of trails directly outside of the town of Jackson. With various access points from different areas in the valley there are are endless combinations of trails you can piece together. The Cache Creek Road is a great way to gain elevation without exerting a ton of energy. Climbing nearly three miles, riders can connect with the Putt Putt trail to enjoy a flowing downhill ride through alpine meadows and forest back to town.

  • Elevation Gain: 1080′
  • Top Elevation: 7,300′
  • Milage: 7 miles
  • Directions: From Hoback Sports take Flat Creek to Kelly and turn left. Take Kelly to Redmond street where you’ll turn right and take you’re immediate left onto Cache Creek Road which dead ends at the trail head.

Driving Directions

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Putt Putt Trail flows through rolling hills in Bridger Teton National Forest

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Cache Creek Road gradually gains elevation extending from the parking area into Bridger Teton National Forest

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Connecting with Putt Putt from Cache Creek Road offers a fun downhill back to town.


Shop Talk With Hoback Sports

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Bike Park Opens Saturday June 16th for the 2012 Season

quote openI think the trails at Jackson Hole are a great addition to the mountain bike community. I’ll be stoked to get out there this weekequote closend. -Matt Poluga

Lift access at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort starts Saturday. For more information, view the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Biking Page

Heard Around The Shop

“The trails around here are getting better every year. Teton Freedom Riders and the team Bridger Teton National Forest are crushing it “

“A lot of people don’t understand they need a bike with the right geometry to safely attack the trails on Teton Pass. That’s the kind of stuff we help them with.”

“For reward versus effort put out, I don’t know if I’ve ridden a more rewarding trade off in the country than Cache Creek to Putt Putt. ”


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