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Mill Creek/Colter's Escape

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (16) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

One of the best, most loved rides in Teton Valley. High speed, great flow, with stunning views.


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9.6

Miles

15.4

KM

100%

Singletrack

8,270' 2,521 m

High

6,723' 2,049 m

Low

1,610' 491 m

Up

1,609' 490 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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Family Friendly It's a longer ride so kids that are good at riding would enjoy it.

Overview

One of the premier rides on the westside of the Teton Range.

Need to Know

This trail can be accessed from the bottom via the trailhead on Teton Canyon Road or from the top by parking at Grand Targhee Resort and pedaling up Andy's to Colter's Escape.

Description

One of the best, most loved downhill rides in Teton Valley. It's high speed with great flow and stunning views. Mill Creek is a great uphill ride too, and is often used as a starting or ending trail for multiple loop options at Grand Targhee. Be aware of the cattle gate at the resort boundary and always shut the gate behind you.

This trail can be ridden as an out-and-back by starting at Teton Canyon Road; as a longer out-and-back by adding Colter's Escape; as an even longer out-and-back by adding Buffalo Soldier; as a loop by pedaling up Ski Hill Road, Andy's, Colter's Escape, Mill Creek; as an even longer loop by adding Buffalo Soldier in between Andy's and Colter's Escape; partially by riding Cold Springs to the lower half of this trail.

A popular shuttle ride by parking a car in Teton Canyon and riding from Grand Targhee Resort. Riders often warm up or cool down on the Sheep Bridge Trail across the road. The Cold Springs Trail offers other loop options.

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Grand Targhee Resort

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  4.6 from 16 votes

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Photos

Jake and his dog Tucker run out for a rip on Mill Creek.
Mar 2, 2017 near Alta, WY
Tait Trautman capture Teton Valley below Grand Targhee Resort.
May 27, 2016 near Moose W…, WY
Flowy singletrack on Action Jackson through aspen groves in the fall at Grand Targhee Resort. Photo: Dana Ramos - Instagram: @dnasince1979
Apr 28, 2016 near Moose W…, WY
Ripping down Colter's Escape at Grand Targhee Resort. Rider: Beach Huntsman.  Photo: Dana Ramos - Instagram: @dnasince1979
Apr 28, 2016 near Moose W…, WY
Amazing views of the Tetons from the Mill Creek trail. Rider: Geordi Gillett. Photo: Dana Ramos - Instagram: @dnasince1979
Apr 29, 2016 near Moose W…, WY
Grand Targhee Resort owner Geordi Gillett climbs Andy's trail (aka Lightning Ridge) in the fall on his way to the Peaked Mountain trails. 
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Photo: Dana Ramos - Instagram: @dnasince1979
Apr 29, 2016 near Moose W…, WY

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Sep 4, 2019
Brian Majeski
Jul 20, 2019
Lisa Bonita
Jul 3, 2019
Jacqueline Karsten
22mi — 5h 00m
Jun 23, 2019
andyedwards
Jun 16, 2019
Tim Radford
6mi
Sep 24, 2018
Dave Rader
Sep 24, 2018
Jeffrey Youngberg
Sep 8, 2018
Jeremy St Clair
Shuttled and ran the downhill of this twice connecting from Andy's and Colters Escape. Super fun! 15mi