Jackson Hole presents an eclectic mix of cycling opportunities all year round, from thrilling mountain bike treks through wooded trails to relaxed cruises on an e-bike or road bike along paved pathways and roads.
Bring water and DRINK it. You are at an elevation of approximately 6,400 feet above sea level on the Jackson bike trails and pathways. Because of the elevation, you may also find that you are hungrier than usual (bring extra snacks!) and that you need to apply sunscreen more frequently.
In addition to your credit or debit cards, bring a little cash for emergencies. Our savvy local tells us that at the start of every riding season, she tucks a $20 bill under one of her shoe footbeds, just in case...
Make some stops along the way. If you are making the 17-mile trip from town to Jenny Lake, Dornan’s in Moose is a great place to stop for lunch and cold drinks. When heading out to the West side of the valley, Basecamp is a great spot to refill water bottles or grab a quick snack.
Equip yourself with the proper cycling supplies. To be prepared for your bike ride, you should remember to pack the following items. In the event you forget to pack an item, you can always purchase it at one of the many bike outfitters around Jackson Hole.
Biking shorts and t-shirt
Thermal layers and rain gear
Bike pump and repair kit
National Park pass
For emergencies: ID, money, and mobile phone
Optional: bike computer, bear spray, and a camera for the many photo-worthy moments you’ll encounter along the way!
One final tip: Cycling is about the ride, not just about getting to your destination! So be safe and prepared and most of all, enjoy your cycling adventure in Jackson.