19.7 miles
3,141 ft
-3,197 ft
2 miles
High Point

An off the radar, backcountry route in the shadow of the Tetons. Ride begins with a road climb to Ditch Creek. Ditch Creek trail may have trees down and a small boggy section. Horsetail descent is pure, rugged backcountry beauty. Keep in mind that you are traveling in grizzly bear country. Carrying and knowing how to properly use bear spray on this ride is highly recommended. Ride can be shuttled or ridden as a loop.

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Ditch to Horsetail is a 20 mile moderately popular expert route located near Jackson Wyoming. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 3,141 ft with a max elevation of 8,970 ft then descends -3,197 ft.
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    Mountain Bike
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    Both Directions
More Stats for Ditch to Horsetail mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 26 min
  • Altitude change
    -56 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,935 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,991 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,936 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Ditch Creek
Jul 24, 2023 @ 6:11am
Jul 24, 2023
A LOT of downed trees. Trail hard to follow at times due to vegetation overgrowth.
Horsetail Creek
Jun 18, 2023 @ 10:16am
Jun 18, 2023
At least 10 large downed trees covering various sections of the trail. Can maneuver around them with some effort. Trail is very muddy with lots of big puddles. Took about three hours to dirt bike the loop. Bring a chainsaw if possible.
Ditch Creek Road
Jul 1, 2019 @ 1:53pm
Jul 1, 2019
Horsetail Creek (Lower)
Jul 1, 2019 @ 1:53pm
Jul 1, 2019
Freakin' awesome! reporter
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