The inner loop of Grand Teton National Park has been plowed but is closed to vehicle traffic until May 1st, creating a perfect opportunity for some vehicle-free road biking, strolling or other non-motorized traffic to enjoy the sights. There couldn’t be a better time to dust off the bike and soak up some incredible views and look for wildlife.
We went out for an after-work cruise a few nights ago, enjoying some of the late light afforded by the longer days of spring. The Bradley-Taggart trailhead is a great place to park as the vehicle closure gate is adjacent to the parking lot.
The stretch of closed road is approximately 15 miles and links up with more great road riding once you re-enter roads open to vehicles in the Jackson Lake dam area. The views of the Tetons are right in your face the entire time:
Once more snow melts, there is a designated bike path alongside part of the inner park loop road. This section of pathway extends all the way from Jenny Lake (Grand Teton National Park) and into the town of Jackson. This is only a part of the valley’s extensive pathway system. Check out the map from Friends of Pathways and plan out some incredible rides.
Enjoy the ride!