Black Canyon Shuttle

Grand Teton National Park

Teton Pass

A backcountry enduro shuttle that's been a longtime Jackson Hole classic.

Mountain Biking Difficult

10 km
249 m
836 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.8 km
Black Canyon Shuttle Map

While most of the Teton Pass trails are gnarly downhill runs, Black Canyon, on the other hand, is a long time favorite XC trail for Jackson Hole locals. With the ability to still shuttle this trail using Teton Pass, it’s now a popular backcountry enduro-style descent.


Even with a shuttle it’s not all descending. From the top of Teton pass, riders must either hike-a-bike for 30-40 minutes or endure a grunt of a pedal to get back to Black Canyon.

Here’s how Mountain Bike the Tetons describes it: "An old school mountain bike trail that starts off steep with switchbacks and ends with plenty of flow on the lower sections. A long-time local favorite XC trail, offers great views at the top and a few fun stream crossings at the bottom.”

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Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between June and October


  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Shuttle-run
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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