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.
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.” Sign me up! Sources: https://www.tetongravity.com/story/bike/5-of-the-best-downhill-biking-shuttle-zones-in-north-america https://mountainbiketetons.org/region/trails/jackson-hole/teton-pass/black-canyon/