Update August 2019: E-Bikes are now allowed on bicycle paths in Grand Teton National Park!
The popularity and accessibility of Electric-Bikes are rapidly expanding. As a result, there have been many challenges for the rule-makers and users. One of the main problems is where Electric Bikes should and shouldn’t be allowed. We certainly think E-Bikes should be allowed to go anywhere a regular bike can go, with some limits depending only on the classification of the E-bike.
For your information, this is a breakdown of the current e-bike regulations in Jackson Hole.
- Town and county pathways: YES Pathway Map
- National Elk Refuge (Dirt Road with Cars): YES. Now includes access roads during hunting season.
- National Elk Refuge (HWY 89): YES. Although, the pathway is closed from November 1st to April 30th. For the benefit of Elk migration. Please respect this rule!
- Grand Teton National Path Parkway: YES. In addition, here is a link to the technical info on the GTNP website and a description of allowed E-Bikes on the NPS site.
- National Forest: YES. Only where motorized vehicles are allowed. For example, North Shadow Mountain, Fall Creek, Mosquito Creek, Gros Ventre.
- Although, E-Bikes are not allowed on our vast network of excellent mountain bike trails including, Cache Creek, Game Creek, and Teton Pass.
The Bridger Teton National Forest in the Winter of 2017 started allowing e-bikes on winter travel routes. Since then, these routes have been maintained with money raised by snowmobile resident and non-resident permits. If you’re planning on riding or playing on these trails please show your support of their grooming efforts by purchasing a permit for just $40, available here, if you buy a non-resident permit, it does not require a VIN (just a little easier, and the money goes to the same place).
You can find more information about the pathway system and routes to bike around Jackson here.