Biking in the Park

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Two bikers ride around a curve on a paved path with mountains in the background.
Bike through Grand Teton on the multi-use pathway.

NPS Photo/J. Tobiason

 

Biking is a popular activity in the park. Riding along the road or multi-use pathway gives visitors stunning views of the Teton Range.

A fee is charged when biking into Grand Teton National Park.

Road Biking

Biking is allowed on all paved roads in Grand Teton as well as the Two Ocean Lake Road and Grassy Lake Road (both gravel).

The Teton Park Road is closed to vehicles between the Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain from November 1-May 1. This section is open to biking when the road is clear of snow but is not plowed during the winter months. The road re-opens to bikes April 1.

Some roads in the park have only a very narrow shoulder, or lack one altogether. Extreme caution must be used. Download the biking brochure for a map of suggested routes and be sure to follow park guidelines.

Biking is not allowed on hiking trails in Grand Teton. For mountain biking opportunities, travel into the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Ask for information about area trails at a bike shop.

The Multi-Use Pathway

The first phase of the multi-use pathway opened to the public in 2009. The pathway currently extends from the town of Jackson, north to Antelope Flats Road. At Moose Junction the pathway follows the Teton Park Road to the South Jenny Lake area.

The section of pathway through Grand Teton National Park opens seasonally after snow has melted from the pathway surface and park maintenance workers have swept it. The section of the pathway along the National Elk Refuge from Jackson to Gros Ventre Junction is closed from November 1 to April 30 due to elk migration.

There is an extensive pathway system through the town of Jackson extending into Teton County. Please visit the Teton County website for maps of the pathway system.

Special regulations apply to the multi-use pathway.

Dozens of private businesses located throughout Jackson, Teton Village, and Moose provide bicycle rentals. A quick Internet search of "bike rentals in Jackson, WY" will provide you the most up to date information on where to rent a bicycle during your visit.

Multi-Use Pathway Regulations

Only NON-MOTORIZED METHODS of transportation are permitted on the multi-use pathway. E-bikes with fully functioning pedals (<1 h.p.) are allowed. Persons with physical disabilities may use electric and battery operated transportation. The multi-use pathway is closed from dusk to dawn for wildlife and public safety.

PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED on the park pathway. Guide dogs-used for the sole purpose of aiding a person with physical disability-may travel on the pathway. Ask at a visitor center for suggestions on where to exercise your pet or visit the pets page for a brochure with recommendations and regulations for pets.

  • Bicycle riders in the park and parkway must obey the same rules and regulations that apply to motorized vehicles.
  • Bicycles are allowed only on paved and unpaved roads, unless otherwise posted. Bicycles are not allowed on any park or parkway trails or in any backcountry areas.
  • Bicycles are not allowed on roads closed to vehicles except when posted.
  • Riding a bicycle abreast of another bicycle on paved roads within the park and parkway is prohibited. Ride single file for your safety and compliance.
  • During low visibility and between sunset and sunrise, bicyclists must display a white light or reflector from the front and a red light or reflector from the rear. Drivers are often distracted when driving through the park, ride defensively.

Safe Biking

  • Wear a helmet at all times.
  • Ride bicycles only on roadways, not on trails (trail riding is not permitted).
  • Ride on the right side of the road in single file.
  • Obey the rules of the road at all times.
  • Use hand signals to communicate with drivers.
  • Maintain control of your speed.
  • Never leave food unattended, including bike panniers and backpacks.
  • Animals may be on or near roads or the multi-use pathway. Never feed, approach, or harass a wild animal. Maintain a distance of 25yds from bison, elk, moose, and other animals, and a distance of 100yds from bears and wolves.
 

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Last updated: October 23, 2019

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