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Project: JH Trails Project

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The Jackson Hole Trails Project was awarded a $455,000 Community Enhancement Grant from the Wyoming Business Council in 2010 for innovative bike and hiking projects in Teton County, Wyoming. The grant is matched 50/50 locally with cash and in-kind volunteer work, creating a total $1 million in singletrack improvements for JH!

The grant has enabled us to create long lasting community and statewide benefits that will improve the quality of life and provide new recreational facilities.

The trails project is located on the Bridger-Teton National Forest public lands and public ski resort base areas at Teton County's three main recreational and tourism destinations-Teton Village, Snow King and Teton Pass.

JH Trails Project Components:

Teton Pass/Greater Snow King Trails Summary
The JH Trails Project includes seven trail projects on Teton Pass and GSKA that will construct or reconstruct approximately 17 miles of trails in total. 
Teton Pass: The project has already completed three miles of the Phillips Ridge Trail extension, which is now 100% complete single track from Fish Creek Road to Phillips Trailhead on Teton Pass, and a major re-route of the History Trail for hikers and horseback riders. For the MTB trail users, a new downhill-specific trail called Fuzzy Bunny has been constructed from the top of Teton Pass to the top of the Powerlines Jumps Trail, which have also been completely reconstructed. The FOP and FS Trail Crew are starting to work on 5-miles of Phillips Canyon Trail next.
Greater Snow King Area: The JH Trails Project has already reconstructed 6 miles of damaged trails including 3-miles of upper Game Creek, 1-mile on Josie's Ridge, and 2 miles of reroutes on the Hagen Trail. In addition, 8 new and updated kiosks are being added to key areas on Teton Pass and Greater Snow King trails to provide good visitor information on trails.


Teton Village Trails Summary

The plan focuses on two areas at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort; Teewinot Chairlift Bike Trails and the upper mountain Hiking Trails between the Aerial Tram and the Bridger Gondola.
Bicycle Trails: The new trail system around Teewinot Chairlift that includes the new Teewinot bike park is now complete and open for visitors. Teewinot Chairlift will access very suitable terrain for beginner and intermediate trail riders.
Hiking Trails: A new two-mile hiking trail linking the Tram and Gondola is substantially completed, and will soon provide a new and unique experience that will be attractive to Wyoming's visitors. Visitors will be able to combine a trip up the Tram, hike to the Gondola, and ride back down.

Snow King/Town of Jackson Trails Summary

The project includes three components at Snow King Resort.
Nature Trail Reconstruction: A one-mile trail at the top of Snow King, accessible from the summit chairlift or Snow King's hiking trails is now completed to better serve visitors, including those with physical disabilities.

Bike Skills Park: A future SK Bike Park is planned for the base area near the Hotel. The design has been completed, which will provide for all ability levels with optional routes and features. Construction plans are still being completed, and additional funding needs to be found for the bike park construction.

Snow King Kiosks: The JH Trails project has installed two new information kiosks, one at the base and top of Snow King Chair lift. 

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