Black Canyon Trail

Black Canyon Trail


Difficulty:  Moderate     Trail Use:  Heavy

Length:   6.3 miles from Teton Pass parking lot to Trail Cr Trailhead, ~4.5 miles to jct with Big Rocks Trail #4004A

Elevation:   8426 ft at Teton Pass parking lot, 6790 ft at jct with Big Rocks Trail, 6518 ft at Trail Cr Trailhead

Open to:  Hikers, Equestrian, Mountain Bikes

Trail Highlights:

  • The trail leaves from the parking lot and follows the open ridgeline, offering spectacular views.  It continues out the ridge for roughly 2 miles where it reaches the junction with the Lithium downhill mountain bike trail.  From here the trail switches back several times down into the drainage.
  • The trail then follows the creek down through large spruce and fir forest, until coming out in Sawmill Meadows where it heads over to the trailhead.


  • This trail can be done with a shuttle from the top of the pass and is a great downhill mountain bike ride or hike.  You can also connect to the Big Rocks Trail, although this is horse and hike only.

Important Information

  • For a map of the Teton Pass trail network click here.
  • This trail is located on USGS quad maps for Teton Pass, 7.5 minute.
  • Always check the posted information at the kiosks for maps, updated material on forest regulations and closures.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Call Tim Farris, Trail Supervisor @ 307-739-5414 for current trail conditions.

General Information



From Jackson, follow Highway 22 out to Wilson and continue up Teton Pass.  Follow the pass to the top and park in the large parking lot. The trail begins at the large kiosk.

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