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      Trails in the Caribou Range north of Big Elk Mountain on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Palisades Ranger District.

      The Northern Caribous host a large network of motorized ATV and singletrack trails. This area provides cyclists with out-n-back rides, big loops, and long point-to-point routes. Typically, these are committing rides with big climbs and long descents. Many trails in this region require some hike-a-bike and are generally difficult uphill and downhill.

      Very popular on weekends for motorized users.

      Travel restrictions Dec 15th - April 15th to protect wildlife in winter ranges. Contact Caribou-Targhee National Forest - Palisades Ranger District for up to date restrictions and designated travel routes during closure period.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: National Forest
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      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 10
      • 3
      • 27
      • 21
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of May 19, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      62
      Trails Mountain Bike
      65
      Trails E-Bike
      58
      Trails Horse
      51
      Trails Hike
      63
      Trails Trail Running
      62
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      51
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      24
      Trails Snowmobile
      7
      Trails Snowshoe
      4
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      3
      Trails Nordic Ski
      4
      Total Distance
      237 miles
      Total Descent
      50,535 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,780 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,096 ft
      Reports
      66
      Photos
      146
      Ridden Counter
      740

      Photos of North Caribou Highlands Mountain Bike

      trail: Elk Mountain
      10 |
      Oct 7, 2023 @ 11:17am
      Oct 7, 2023
      trail: Elk Mountain
      11 |
      Oct 7, 2023 @ 11:17am
      Oct 7, 2023
      trail: Elk Mountain
      13 |
      Oct 7, 2023 @ 11:17am
      Oct 7, 2023
      7 |
      Oct 7, 2023 @ 11:16am
      Oct 7, 2023
      10 |
      Oct 7, 2023 @ 11:16am
      Oct 7, 2023
      28 |
      Jun 7, 2023 @ 9:19pm
      Jun 7, 2023
      41 |
      Jun 7, 2023 @ 9:19pm
      Jun 7, 2023
      trail: Bear Creek
      24 |
      Aug 30, 2022 @ 9:26pm
      Aug 30, 2022

      Videos of North Caribou Highlands Mountain Bike

      Longest loop I've done, more than 4 hours of...
      25:46 | 46 | Oct 8, 2023 , Swan Valley
      Southern Idaho’s trail, Jumps, and Bovine...
      6:53 | 38 | Oct 8, 2023 , Swan Valley
      Riding Rash Canyon in Swan Valley with...
      15:00 | 57 | Oct 8, 2023 , Swan Valley
      Lower South Fork Fall Creek, Swan Valley,...
      7:22 | 63 | Oct 8, 2023 , Swan Valley
      Riding Echo Canyon for the first time with...
      9:04 | 45 | Oct 8, 2023 , Swan Valley
      First ride with my Specialized Chisel Comp -...
      trail: Flat Iron
      6:23 | 34 | Oct 8, 2023 , Swan Valley

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Garden/Pritchard
      May 19, 2024 @ 5:58am
      May 19, 2024
      Snow CoverednateratorDirtbike/Moto Snow after cattle guard at the summit...
      Deadhorse Ridge, Lower
      May 19, 2024 @ 5:55am
      May 19, 2024
      IdealnateratorDirtbike/Moto snow banks across the trail up high.

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Jim's Hill
      May 18, 2024 @ 9:27am
      May 18, 2024
      Prevalent MudDeadfall cleared by ISTA Volunteers. Big...naterator
      North Fork Bear Creek
      Oct 7, 2023 @ 8:46pm
      Oct 7, 2023
      VariableDirtbike/Moto Repaired section where tree roots made...macgyver96
      Elk Mountain
      Sep 25, 2023 @ 10:50am
      Sep 25, 2023
      Variablebad mud traversing under the peak for a...bradtherad
      Bear Creek/Sheep
      Sep 25, 2023 @ 10:47am
      Sep 25, 2023
      Idealbradtherad
      Big Elk Mt/Bear Creek
      Sep 25, 2023 @ 10:45am
      Sep 25, 2023
      VariableA bit of wet clay/mud up high after big...bradtherad
      McCoy Creek Road #087 w
      Jun 11, 2023 @ 2:22am
      Jun 11, 2023
      IdealPerfect gravel ride right now! Hard...KevoA
      Flat Iron
      Aug 30, 2022 @ 10:19am
      Aug 30, 2022
      IdealChunky in spots, great double track with...hollymontana
      Red Ridge
      Jul 26, 2022 @ 6:29am
      Jul 26, 2022
      DryAll clear. Dusty, but very epic and fun.bradtherad
      Blacktail Canyon
      Aug 22, 2021 @ 9:53am
      Aug 22, 2021
      Prevalent MudDirtbike/Moto Tree down across trail, can ride over or...Josh2brown
      Indian Creek, Lower
      May 4, 2021 @ 7:22pm
      May 4, 2021
      IdealCould use a trim in places.noplacefamous

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes


      • Great Western Trail
           
        • Mountain Bike
        • E-Bike
        • Horse
        • Hike
        • Trail Running
        • Dirtbike/Moto
        • ATV/ORV/OHV

      Activity Feed

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      nateratoraddreportactivity #52820973 and 2 more
      May 19, 2024 @ 5:50am
      May 19, 2024
      ErfExplorer990wishlisttrailactivity #52744548 and 3 more
      May 17, 2024 @ 4:55pm
      May 17, 2024
      skysnakewishlistrouteactivity #52630939
      May 15, 2024 @ 6:12am
      May 15, 2024
      skysnakewishlisttrailactivity #52630538 and 1 more
      May 15, 2024 @ 5:57am
      May 15, 2024
      Bobwbriddentrailactivity #52447077
      May 11, 2024 @ 6:32pm
      May 11, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      LuisF0WpIvtrailBlacktail CanyonReally nice trails with some jumps, however to...
      Sep 26, 2023 @ 9:47am
      Sep 26, 2023
      KevoAreportMcCoy Creek Road #087I tried to go up Little Box Canyon but must...
      Jun 11, 2023 @ 2:26am
      Jun 11, 2023
      fatbottomgirltrailJim's HillThis trail is terrible, both the climb and...
      Jul 30, 2022 @ 5:53pm
      Jul 30, 2022
      fatbottomgirltrailPritchard CreekFun. Technical. Good stream crossings. We...
      Jul 30, 2022 @ 5:46pm
      Jul 30, 2022
      fatbottomgirltrailPorcupine CreekGood for climbing. Not much shade.
      Jul 30, 2022 @ 5:44pm
      Jul 30, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Palisades / Snake River Range 2 3 2317.6 km
      Central Caribou Highlands 2 14 1219.8 km
      Big Holes 1 13 1221.4 km
      Southern Valley Trails / Mike Harris 7 13 1221.5 km
      Kelly Canyon 25 49 8 221.6 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike65237 miles50,535 ft107 miles3,780 ft
      #5,138#2,281124665204
      E-Bike58223 miles45,384 ft99 miles3,780 ft
      #2,176#53264118
      Horse51149 miles36,972 ft69 miles3,310 ft
      #293#22556
      Hike63191 miles47,146 ft87 miles3,780 ft
      #4,235#2,109865218
      Trail Running62191 miles47,087 ft87 miles3,780 ft
      #4,252#2,114653
      Dirtbike/Moto51168 miles39,009 ft74 miles3,337 ft
      #75#531355242
      ATV/ORV/OHV2470 miles12,733 ft28 miles3,018 ft
      #42#251386
      Snowmobile769 miles5,184 ft27 miles2,100 ft
      #1501
      Snowshoe455 miles5,115 ft26 miles1,795 ft
      #1,52815
      Backcountry Ski330 miles3,081 ft16 miles1,680 ft
      #219171
      Nordic Ski449 miles3,832 ft16 miles2,100 ft
      #5251
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      • Admins: MBT, TMBA, MBT, TVTP
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