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blueBlack Garnet Canyon Trail

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 753' 229 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 9,185' 2,799 m
Low: 8,432' 2,570 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A steep trail serving as the main access corridor for climbers heading to the top of Grand Teton.

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Starting from the Lupine Meadows trailhead/parking area, Garnet Canyon climbs more than 2,500 feet. As the trail switchbacks up the mountainside, views of the lakes and eastern ranges abound. After 2-miles, the trail forks from Amphitheater Lake Trail and heads southwest into Garnet Canyon proper.

Garnet Canyon is the most popular approach route for climbers attempting to summit not only Grand Teton (13,775') but also Middle Teton (12,804'), South Teton (12,514'), Teepe Pillar (12,266') and Disappointment Peak (11,618'). The trail continues beyond its mapped extent, but is unmaintained once it enters boulder fields at approximately the 9,500-foot elevation point.

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Jul 2, 2018
Bobrunning Running
1.5mi
Jul 2, 2018
HTeale
3.4mi
Aug 12, 2017
James Ortmann
Aug 7, 2017
Erik Supertramp
Jul 26, 2017
Nina Sood
Lupine meadows trial to The Platforms campground (2 hour downhill the next day)
Jul 24, 2017
Gabriel McHugh
Garner canyon to lower saddle 12.6mi
Aug 10, 2016
Kate Muller
Started on trail at lupine medeows. Hiked into surprise lake.
Aug 4, 2016
Ben Gldbrg
Add 2500ft elevation gain 5mi

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  4.5 from 6 votes

#14

in West

#5033

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#14

in West

#121

in Wyoming

#5,033

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