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262 mi 421 km of trail 21 Featured Hikes

Gems 15 Gems Easy Trails 46 Trails Intermediate Trails 41 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails

Few landscapes in the world are as striking and memorable as that of Grand Teton National Park. Rising above a landscape rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range is a stunning testament to the power of the geologic processes that formed the range. The mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, and skies of the park are home to diverse and abundant forests, wildflowers, and wildlife. The park also has a rich cultural history seen in the old homesteads and cattle ranches to photograph and explore. Surrounded by the iconic mountains of Grand Teton National Park, you can explore over two hundred miles of trails and enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.

To learn more about Teton National Park, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Visitor Centers:
Opening and closing dates and hours vary seasonally for visitor centers at Grand Teton. Check the park's website for current operating hours.
  • Colter Bay Visitor Center: Hours vary by season. Open early May to mid October.
  • Flagg Ranch Information Station: 9 am to 4 pm. Open June 1 to September 7.
  • Jenny Lake Visitor Center: Hours vary by season. Open mid May to late September.
  • Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center: Hours vary by season. Open early March to early November.
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Center: 9 am to 5 pm. Open May 30 to September 20.
  • Jenny Lake Ranger Station: 8 am to 5 pm. Open June 6 to September 6.

Visiting Tips

Grand Teton National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Most roads, facilities, and services are all open or available during the summer, but may be closed at other times of the year.

The Teton Park Road from Taggart Lake Trailhead to the Signal Mountain Lodge and the Moose-Wilson Road from the Death Canyon Trailhead to the Granite Canyon Trailhead are closed to motorized vehicles from November 1 through April 30. The Antelope Flats Road and Signal Mountain Summit Road are also closed during this period. Check at visitor centers for additional closures.

Fees & Passes
To find out more about park fees, click here.
  • Purchase an annual pass for all national parks sites, $80
  • Camping & Lodging

    Lodging choices in Grand Teton National Park are varied providing a range of accommodations. Choose from a modern hotel or motel type room, lodging in a rustic cabin or even a tent cabin. Opening dates for all campgrounds are weather dependent and most are available on a first-come, first-served basis, although reservations can be made for group camping, the Colter Bay RV Park, and the Headwaters Campground and RV Sites at Flagg Ranch. Campgrounds may fill during the summer with the smallest campgrounds (Jenny Lake and Signal Mountain) usually filling first, and the largest campgrounds (Colter Bay and Gros Ventre) not filling or filling last. For more information, visit the Grand Teton National Park website.

    • Colter Bay Campground: Open mid-May to late-September.
    • Gros Ventre Campground: Open early-May to early-October.
    • Headwaters Campground and RV sites at Flagg Ranch: Open early-June to late-September.
    • Jenny Lake Campground: Open early-May to late-September.
    • Lizard Creek Campground: Open mid-June to early-September.
    • Signal Mountain Campground: Open mid-May to mid-October.

    Backcountry camping requires reservations and advance planning. Requests for backcountry reservations for the summer season are accepted only from the first Wednesday in January (starting at 8 am MST) through May 15. All requests must be submitted using the website www.recreation.gov.

    Food & Drink

    There are a variety of restaurants located throughout the park and parkway. Additionally, there are several grocery stores and ten picnic areas located throughout the park. Click here for more information on the restaurants, grocery stores, and picnic areas in the park.

    Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

    Guided Tours:
    Grand Teton National Park provides a wide variety of ranger-led programs including hikes, slide shows, children's activities, and wildlife viewing. These events rotate by season with the majority of programs being offered during the busy summer months. Visit the park's website for more information on the current programs and to check out the event calendar.

    REI Adventures:
    REI offers over 30 national park trips led by expert guides capable of taking you off the beaten path to discover hidden gems that many visitors never see.

    Check out REI Adventures' national park offerings here.

    Shuttles/Ferries:
    If you're looking to hike anywhere in the Jenny Lake region of the park, be sure to consider the Jenny Lake Shuttle as an option to shorten your hike, or as a scenic, family-friendly outing. The shuttle runs every 10-15 minutes throughout the day, and operates from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM during peak season (June 5th to Sept. 11). For more information regarding shuttle fees and operating times, check our their website.

    Other Activities

    There are many outdoor recreation activities to choose from at Grand Teton National Park. During the summer you can hike, run, walk, view wildlife, take photographs, camp, backpack, climb, fish, swim, boat, float, canoe, and bike. In winter, skiing and snowshoeing are popular activities.

    When you're not out tromping on National Park trails, Jackson, WY is the perfect place to mountain bike or Fat Bike if visiting during the winter months. Be sure to check out Cache Creek.

    Maps & Guidebooks

    If you're interested in learning more details about great day hikes, including history, geology, plant and wildlife facts, check out Tom Carter's Day Hiking Grand Teton National Park.

    To download free park brochures and visitor guides, click here.

    Gems in Grand Teton National Park - 15

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    gem Favorite Mountain view from Schwabacher's Landing.

    Schwabacher Landing

    (27) Colter…, WY
    gem Favorite Teton Sunrise

    Mormon Row

    (28) Jackson, WY
    gem Favorite Hidden Falls

    Inspiration Point

    (34) Jackson, WY
    gem Favorite Cascades over Hidden Falls

    Hidden Falls

    (32) Jackson, WY
    gem Favorite Mount Moran and Lake Jackson

    Signal Mountain

    (19) Yellows…, WY
    gem Favorite The Grand from Table Mountain.

    Table Mountain

    (8) Alta, WY
    gem Favorite Amphitheater Lake in late September

    Amphitheater Lake

    (11) Moose W…, WY
    gem Favorite Lake Solitude

    Lake Solitude

    (12) Moose W…, WY

    Featured Hikes in Grand Teton National Park - 20

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    Favorite At the Base of the Peaks with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew
    Easy/Intermediate

    Jenny Lake

    7.3 mi 11.8 km • Loop • 385 ft Ascent 117.35 m Ascent

    (70) Jackson, WY
    Favorite Beautiful views abound in Grand Teton National Park.
    Intermediate

    Lake Solitude

    14.2 mi 22.8 km • Out and Back • 2,246 ft Ascent 684.47 m Ascent

    (57) Jackson, WY
    Favorite Amphitheater Lake in late September
    Intermediate/Difficult

    Amphitheater Lake

    9.9 mi 16.0 km • Out and Back • 2,949 ft Ascent 898.84 m Ascent

    (46) Jackson, WY
    Favorite Grand Teton as seen from a meadow on North Fork Cascade Canyon trail.
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Image by the National Park Service (NPS).
    Difficult

    Teton Crest Trail

    39.0 mi 62.7 km • Point to Point • 8,061 ft Ascent 2456.99 m Ascent

    (26) Moose W…, WY
    Favorite The mighty Cathedral Group! with permission from Richard Ryer
    Intermediate/Difficult

    Paintbrush Divide

    19.6 mi 31.6 km • Loop • 3,932 ft Ascent 1198.51 m Ascent

    (29) Jackson, WY
    Favorite Taggart Lake, from the Taggart Lake Trail.
    Easy/Intermediate

    Bradley - Taggart

    6.2 mi 9.9 km • Loop • 656 ft Ascent 199.81 m Ascent

    (28) Jackson, WY
    Favorite Walking through the snow looking at frozen creek.
    Easy/Intermediate

    Phelps Lake Loop

    8.4 mi 13.5 km • Loop • 787 ft Ascent 240.02 m Ascent

    (22) Moose W…, WY
    Favorite Switchbacks on Static Peak
    Intermediate/Difficult

    Death Canyon & Static Peak Divide to Teton Canyon

    19.6 mi 31.6 km • Point to Point • 4,383 ft Ascent 1335.98 m Ascent

    (7) Moose W…, WY

    Trails in Grand Teton National Park - 70

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    4.5 mi 7.2 km #1Cascade Canyon Trail
    Intermediate
    Jackson, WY
    Intermediate
    4.5 mi 7.2 km Jackson, WY 49 
    2.9 mi 4.6 km #2Leigh Lake Trail
    Easy
    Jackson, WY
    Easy
    2.9 mi 4.6 km Jackson, WY 12 
    7.0 mi 11.2 km #3Paintbrush Canyon
    Difficult
    Jackson, WY
    Difficult
    7.0 mi 11.2 km Jackson, WY 10 
    3.8 mi 6.2 km #4Taggart Lake Trail
    Easy/Intermediate
    Jackson, WY
    Easy/Intermediate
    3.8 mi 6.2 km Jackson, WY 15 
    10.2 mi 16.4 km #5South Teton Trail #027
    Intermediate
    Moose Wilson Road, WY
    Intermediate
    10.2 mi 16.4 km Moose Wilson Road, WY
    2.2 mi 3.6 km #6Hanging Canyon to Lake of the Crags
    Difficult
    Jackson, WY
    Difficult
    2.2 mi 3.6 km Jackson, WY 12 
    4.9 mi 7.9 km #7North Fork Cascade Canyon
    Intermediate/Difficult
    Moose Wilson Road, WY
    Intermediate/Difficult
    4.9 mi 7.9 km Moose Wilson Road, WY
    8.6 mi 13.8 km #8Valley Trail
    Intermediate
    Jackson, WY
    Intermediate
    8.6 mi 13.8 km Jackson, WY
    1.7 mi 2.7 km #9Avalanche Divide
    Intermediate/Difficult
    Moose Wilson Road, WY
    Intermediate/Difficult
    1.7 mi 2.7 km Moose Wilson Road, WY
    2.6 mi 4.3 km #10Face Trail #029
    Difficult
    Alta, WY
    Difficult
    2.6 mi 4.3 km Alta, WY
    6.5 mi 10.4 km #11North Teton Trail (Huckleberry Trail)
    Intermediate/Difficult
    Alta, WY
    Intermediate/Difficult
    6.5 mi 10.4 km Alta, WY
    3.5 mi 5.6 km #12Death Canyon Shelf
    Intermediate
    Moose Wilson Road, WY
    Intermediate
    3.5 mi 5.6 km Moose Wilson Road, WY
    3.8 mi 6.2 km #13South Fork Cascade Canyon
    Intermediate/Difficult
    Moose Wilson Road, WY
    Intermediate/Difficult
    3.8 mi 6.2 km Moose Wilson Road, WY
    10.0 mi 16.1 km #14Webb Canyon Trail
    Intermediate/Difficult
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    Intermediate/Difficult
    10.0 mi 16.1 km Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    3.5 mi 5.7 km #15String Lake Trail
    Easy/Intermediate
    Jackson, WY
    Easy/Intermediate
    3.5 mi 5.7 km Jackson, WY 16 
    5.6 mi 9.1 km #16Static Peak Divide
    Intermediate/Difficult
    Moose Wilson Road, WY
    Intermediate/Difficult
    5.6 mi 9.1 km Moose Wilson Road, WY
    9.8 mi 15.7 km #17Death Canyon Trail
    Intermediate/Difficult
    Moose Wilson Road, WY
    Intermediate/Difficult
    9.8 mi 15.7 km Moose Wilson Road, WY
    0.9 mi 1.5 km #18Trapper Lake Trail
    Easy
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    Easy
    0.9 mi 1.5 km Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    1.9 mi 3.0 km #19Hurricane Pass
    Difficult
    Moose Wilson Road, WY
    Difficult
    1.9 mi 3.0 km Moose Wilson Road, WY
    1.5 mi 2.4 km #20Garnet Canyon Trail
    Intermediate/Difficult
    Alta, WY
    Intermediate/Difficult
    1.5 mi 2.4 km Alta, WY

    Photos of Grand Teton National Park - 166

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    Teton Sunrise
    Aug 25, 2015 near Jackson, WY
    Switchbacks on Static Peak
    Aug 10, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
    Mountain view from Schwabacher's Landing.
    Jun 3, 2016 near Jackson, WY
    The mighty Cathedral Group! with permission from Richard Ryer
    Jan 8, 2015 near Jackson, WY
    Sunrise over Grand Teton
    Jan 14, 2015 near Yellows…, WY
    Beautiful views abound in Grand Teton National Park.
    Apr 19, 2017 near Alta, WY
    Mormon Barn, Antelope Flats Road, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    Aug 17, 2015 near Jackson, WY
    At the Base of the Peaks with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew
    Jan 8, 2015 near Jackson, WY

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