Jackson Hole Trails Project Economic Impact Study
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.