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Ashton to Tetonia Trail
Established 2010 (2010)
Length 29.6 miles (47.6 km)
Location Eastern Idaho, United States
Designation Idaho state park
Trailheads Ashton, Marysville, Bitch Creek, Felt, Tetonia
Use Hiking, biking, horseback riding,
cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling
Elevation
Elevation change 787 feet (240 m)
Highest point 6,064 ft (1,850 m) (Tetonia)
Lowest point 5,277 ft (1,610 m) (Ashton)
Hiking details
Season Year-round
Sights Teton Valley, Teton Mountains, trestle bridges at Fall River, Conant Creek, Bitch Creek
Surface Gravel rail bed
Website Ashton to Tetonia Trail

The Ashton to Tetonia Trail is a 29.6-mile (47.6 km) rail-trail conversion built on the former Teton Valley Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad from Ashton to Tetonia, Idaho. The trail is used for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Access points are found at Ashton, Marysville, Bitch Creek, Felt, and Tetonia. It is managed through Harriman State Park under administration by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.

History

The trail occupies a portion of the former Teton Valley Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad. The original 46-mile line was constructed from 1910, beginning in Ashton, to 1912, when it was finished in Victor. The Ashton-Tetonia Trail opened to public in 2010 and spans about two-thirds of the length of the original line.

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