As many folks have discovered, riding a fat bike is really fun. The popularity of fat biking has grown quickly in the past few years and fat bikes have become ubiquitous on most of the winter trails in the area. Many of the Jackson area trails are multi-use with hikers, dogs, skiers, snowmobiles and fat bikers all recreating in close proximity. With the privilege of using the trails comes a high level of responsibility for all users in order to avoid conflicts.
– Consider turning around or riding alternate routes if wildlife is present. Winter is extremely difficult on wildlife and there is no excuse for stressing animals just to ride our bikes.
– Know where you are riding and make sure fat bikes are allowed. Although many of the groomed trails and forest trails are multi-use and allow fat bikes, there are exceptions. Areas such as Trail Creek and Teton Pines are skier-only and off limits to fat bikes. Also, Grand Teton Park does not allow winter use of fat bikes along the main groomed track between the Bradley/Taggart and Signal Mountain Lodge gates.