2.6 miles
Distance
45 ft
Climb
-1,151 ft
Descent
00:11:55
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Sidewinder Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Sidewinder Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Grand Targhee Resort
    Alta, Wyoming
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #23612 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Grand Targhee Bike Park

The first part of this trail is fast and just rips down the mountain. It takes you over to this little basin that gives some cool turns near the rocks, and there is a little hidden alternate trail that gives you a small drop off. Once you get to the big intersection, the trail continues fine, but I prefer to take other options. Either go for the technical or the ultimate fast flow trail can be found with Bullwinkle

Bike Park

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Sidewinder mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,106 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,299 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,405 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,405 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,299 ft
  • Grade
    -7.99%
  • Grade max
    -36.13%
  • Grade min
    14.847%
  • Distance climb
    853 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    746 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:47:13
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Status:
on Sep 7, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4.2 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Sidewinder Trail Reports

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      Sep 7, 2020 @ 9:32am
      Sep 7, 2020
      Dry weather this year has caused the tracks to get really beat up.
      Aug 16, 2020 @ 8:50am
      Aug 16, 2020
      Jul 23, 2020 @ 10:41am
      Jul 23, 2020
      Jun 25, 2020 @ 10:49am
      Jun 25, 2020
      Dec 17, 2019 @ 7:55pm
      Dec 17, 2019
      Bike Park closed for the season, see you in 2020! :)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      All
      • 517 rides
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      Photos

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      Aug 4, 2020 @ 6:22pm
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      Jul 3, 2020 @ 9:28am
      Jul 3, 2020
      56 |
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 7:22pm
      Jul 30, 2019
      52 |
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 7:22pm
      Jul 30, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      evasive MBG (Jul 25, 2017 at 14:27)
       Sidewinder is a hoot, and a good taste of backcountry-style technical singletrack for riders who aren't quite ready for Sticks 'n Stones.
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