Mill Creek Trail - Cross Country Ski, Mountain Bike, and Snowshoe near Moose, Wyoming
~1730 Teton Canyon Rd, Moose, WY 83012, USA,Moose,Wyoming
43.7610580034, -110.98785099075
15.3 miles NW of Moose, Wyoming
Address: ~1730 Teton Canyon Rd, Moose, WY 83012, USA
GPS: 43°45'39.8"N 110°59'16.3"W
Maps | Directions
State: Wyoming
MTB Trail Type: Singletrack
Trails/Routes: 7.1 mi

Cross Country Ski, Mountain Bike, and Snowshoe

There are two ways to do this ride, one as a loop with the Targhee road providing the bulk of the climb, or as an out and back (up the trail and back down). Keep in mind that this trail is predominantly a Cross country downhill, so the climb up could be tough for some. It is also a mild elevation ride, starting at about 7k and topping out at either 9k ot 10k, depending on whether you continue to climb peaked. If you go up the road, ride to the ski area, and find the major drainage to your right that snakes between Fred's and Peaked mountain.

Distance: 8miles (13km) out and back

Trail Map: Teton_Canyon_2015.pdf

Grooming Report:

Trail starts to the south of Dreamcatcher chairlift. (Trails are marked by resort) You take the Lightning Ridge trail up to Lightning Loop. Then continue onto Colter's Escape which leads you out of the resort boundary and onto Mill Creek. Mill Creek will dump you out into Teton Canyon. After almost 2K feet of elevation loss. Trail is easiest if you shuttle by leaving a car in Teton Canyon at the first pull out. You can also ride up the rode to the resort (about an hour) or up Mill Creek trail if you have time and can't shuttle. Courtesy of
Mill Creek is a very challenging uphill ride if you are coming from sea level. The tread has a few baby rock gardens that were challenging to navigate with no oxygen in the lungs. However, grunt your way through Mill Creek to Colter's Escape heading to Peaked and the views of Grand Tetons are well worth the grunt up Mill Creek. Of course, then you get to come down what you just ascended at the end, which was a hoot. Just watch for horses on this trail.Courtesy of