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.
Phillips Canyon can be shuttled from Teton Pass, but the vibe of the trails here is completely different than the jump- and drop-filled downhill trails on the other side of the pass.
Instead, it’s old school technical singletrack that can be ridden in both directions—if you’re ambitious enough.
“Phillip’s Canyon hasn’t changed much over the years,” write the Executive Director of Mountain Bike the Tetons.
"It’s still one of the more technical descents in the area with lots of rocks and roots.” The singletrack teases views of the surrounding peaks, but drops into a beautiful canyon bottom, running along a rushing creek.
The lush undergrowth provides a beautiful respite from the drier zones nearby. The route mapped here is the shuttle option, but it can also be ridden as an out-and-back, or "as a loop by riding Arrow or Phillip’s Ridge to this trail and returning on the opposite trail,” according to Mountain Bike the Tetons.
Sources: https://mountainbiketetons.org/local-mountain-bike-rides/trail-map-updates-snotelphillips-canyon/ http://www.tetonmtb.com/trails/jacksonhole/teton-pass/phillips-canyon