The Jackson Hole Trails Project Economic Impact Study was released recently. The University of Wyoming study concluded that the Teton County trail system generated approximately $18,070,123 in economic activity in 2010 alone. Over $16 million was generated by non-local trail users, with the rest coming from local trail users. Employment and wages relating to the trail system in Teton County WY totaled $3.6 million in 2010.
The study was commissioned by Friends of Pathways, a local nonprofit that works closely with the Forest Service, the Town of Jackson and Teton County governments, businesses, and other nonprofits to promote a complete pathways system, safer streets and great trails for Jackson Hole.