Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
Teton Pass is "already on the map as a paradise of easy access for backcountry skiing, but the same goes for downhill biking,” writes Brigid Mander on TetonGravity.com.
The Teton Pass trail network began life as a collection of illegal underground trails, but eventually the builders organized and went legit.
Thanks to "local trail advocates and progressive land managers from the Bridger-Teton National Forest,” the local trail builders were able to construct "the nation’s first (legal) downhill-bike only trail network on public land and minimize user conflict.” "Teton Pass is unique in that there are a lot of multi-use and DH trails crammed into a small space – but the trails are well-signed, so pay attention, respect the community order and be courteous, so that everyone in this highly trafficked spot stays happy,” continues Mander. This combination of trails forms one of the most renowned freeride downhill runs in the Teton Pass area.
Fuzzy Bunny begins as a very difficult downhill run complete with big gap jumps, step downs, and flowy berms.
“Don’t be misled – it’s not fuzzy, easy, or for bunnies,” writes Mander. After Fuzzy Bunny, riders can access either the Power Line Jump Trail and Crater Lake, or take Power Line to Parallel Trail—the route mapped here.
As the name implies, Power Line Jump Trail is filled with big jumps and flowy berms, but only gets a difficulty rating of “more difficult” from Mountain Bike the Tetons. Finally, the Parallel Trail—which parallels the highway—concludes the lengthy downhill shuttle run.
This section of trail, again, features massive gap jumps, but there are more technical rock features and exposed sections of trail, earning it a “very difficult” rating.
Sources: https://mountainbiketetons.org/region/trails/jackson-hole/teton-pass/fuzzy-bunny/ https://mountainbiketetons.org/region/trails/jackson-hole/teton-pass/power-line-jumps/ https://mountainbiketetons.org/region/trails/jackson-hole/teton-pass/parallel/ https://www.tetongravity.com/story/bike/5-of-the-best-downhill-biking-shuttle-zones-in-north-america