You’ll have difficulty keeping your eyes on the trail as the racecourse is located at the base of the Tetons with many breathtaking views. The event is part of the prestigious National Ultra Endurance series and is rated by Strambecco as one of the best MTB events in the Rockies. The course is not super technical, but it doesn’t give you many areas to relax. One new section of trail is called “38 special” because it has 38 bermed turns. The racecourse views are breathtaking, the singletrack is longer and better than ever, and the rugged terrain will test you.
The course will have the start/ finish just off the main plaza at Grand Targhee Resort. The 100k and 50k routes utilize a similar loop with a few variations spanning 25-31 miles and 3,600-3,800 feet of elevation gain. Naturally, the 100k event requires two loops with a total elevation gain reaching over 7,000 feet.
Pierre’s Hole, once known for the fur trade in the Northern Rockies, has always been a test of endurance, fortitude, and strength. Staging for the race begins at the Grand Targhee Resort, where ample lodging and amenities await racers and their families.
Pierre’s Hole is part of the National Ultra Endurance Series. The National Ultra Endurance Series (NUE) is a race series that has some of the best endurance mountain bike races in the United States. NUE comprises an Epic Series, 100-mile or 100-kilometer events, and a Marathon series, which includes 50-mile and 75k length events. You can see Strambecco reviews of each event here:
- True Grit 100/50
- Cohutta 100 – Big Frog 65
- Mohican MTB 100
- Wilderness 101k
- Telluride 100/50
- Shenandoah 100
- Marji Gesick 100/50
- Ring of Fire 100
- Big Grizzly 100/75
- Carrabassett 100
2022 PIERRE’S HOLE 100 K Lap #1 on Trailforks.com
2022 PIERRE’S HOLE 50K COURSE/ LAP #2 100K on Trailforks.com