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"Ride the Rail" Celebrate 50 Years with an event along the Ashton to Tetonia Trail

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 10:00am

Ride the Rail: Ashton-Tetonia Trail Interpretive Bike Ride

Join the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation in celebrating 50 years of helping you make lasting, outdoor memories.

Join the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation in celebrating 50 years of making lasting, outdoor memories on an interpretive bike ride along the Ashton-Tetonia Trail.  Park Ranger, Michelle Jorgensen, will lead an interpretive tour via bicycles to explore the Ashton-Tetonia Trail, a former rail bed that was transformed into a vibrant public trail.  You will experience your Idaho state parks, while learning about the unique history and impact the former Oregon Short Line Railroad had on the development, commerce and culture of Teton Valley.  Riders will enjoy a 7-mile ride through the beautiful farm country of eastern Idaho, a bridge crossing on the historic Bitch Creek Trestle, and unsurpassed views of the Teton mountain range.   This is a fun, easy bike ride, suitable for most ages and abilities; the trail is flat and level.

Please bring:

  • A mountain bike (or bike with wheels that are at least 32mm wide) is recommended.
  • Water
  • A sack lunch
  • Pack an extra sweater, sunglasses, camera, sunscreen
  • Consider packing rain gear.

Where: Meet at the Bitch Creek Trail Access, five miles north of Felt, Idaho.

Directions:  From Victor, Driggs and Tetonia: head out of the valley on highway 33, turn right (north) on highway 32 toward Ashton, turn right (east) on W. 14000 N., turn left on Reece Road, turn right on W. 14250 N., park vehicles at the trailhead near the vault bathroom.

Ashton to Tetonia Trail at Ashton, ID 83420
44° 4' 17.6916" N, 111° 26' 53.8368" W

Contact: Park Staff @ (208) 558-7368 or har@idpr.idaho.gov