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Phillips' Ridge to Phillip's Canyon via Sno-tel

 4.8 (29)

An awesome climb with great views followed by a fun, technical descent.

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8,412' 2,564 m


6,318' 1,926 m


2,304' 702 m


2,304' 702 m



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This ride features amazing singletrack and a long climb with huge valley views. There's a technical downhill thrown in, just to keep you honest. Most of this loop is used for the annual Teton Pass Kicker mountain bike race.

Need to Know

You're traveling in bear country, be prepared. While going up Phillip's Ridge be aware of downhill traffic coming at you.


Head up the singletrack from the trailhead until you hit the road junction. Look for the trail sign across the road. This is the junction for Phillips Ridge and Phillips Canyon. Go up Phillips Ridge for about 8 miles. This is a long, easy grade as it winds through forest.

The lower section is covered in wet fern type vegetation. As you climb, you'll be met with nice, wide berms. From here, Phillips Ridge goes into and out of the trees in a few spots. Enjoy the views as you cross through old clear cuts. After this section, the trail is mostly smooth as it winds through the trees. There is one section of rocks where significant trail work has been done to lay the rocks flat, this is a great section. Once on top of the ridge you'll encounter more rocks as well as roots. Don't worry, the the trail is still well maintained.

When you hit the Snotel junction on top of the ridge, follow it right to Phillips Canyon and back down to the trailhead.

Snotel provides your first break in climbing with a nice downhill. The trail continues to go in and out of the trees. Snotel has it all with rocks roots and a small climb at the end. Once here, you know the junction to Phillips Canyon is coming. Watch for it on the right.

After the junction you'll encounter more climbing. Phillips Canyon weaves through the forest and heads towards a drop into the canyon. Once you start heading down you'll know the hard part is done.

Once at a stream crossing with a bridge, the technical stuff follows. The descent into the canyon consists of of large rocks with steep angles. This has got to be one of the more technical sections on Teton Pass (minus the downhill only trails). Phillips Canyon has a steep angle with a few large root drops to go along with the rocks. Enjoy!


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Phillips Ridge in Bloom. Photo: Ride The Tetons. Rider: Collin Wheeler
Sep 25, 2017 near Wilson, WY
Climbing the ridge
Jul 20, 2017 near Moose W…, WY
Rider: Kate Pearce. Photo: Collin Wheeler. Phillips RIdge, WY
Sep 25, 2017 near Wilson, WY
Decided to lie down on the trail.  Good ride, the climb up is about 400ft gain/mile.  Grind
Jul 3, 2020 near Moose W…, WY
Some of the fine rock gardens making up most of the descent on Phillips Canyon
Oct 2, 2014 near Moose W…, WY
Nice track through a dense section of trees
Oct 2, 2014 near Wilson, WY


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Oct 12, 2022
Derek Schad
15mi — 3h 00m
Aug 28, 2022
Lisa Delfiner Parsons
The ridge trail, better as a descent. Ride up and then down for a stout workout or shuttle to the top. Phillips Canyon was not worth the effort.
Aug 20, 2021
Brandon Hanna
Jul 6, 2021
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Jun 29, 2021
Susie Mun
Jun 18, 2021
Mason Vogt
Jul 29, 2020
Megan Hamilton
Rode this trail a few years ago! Freakin amazing! However, it's currently closed for logging and clear cutting Monday thru Saturday. Super bummed…
Jul 12, 2020
Awesome! 15mi — 2h 37m