Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in northwestern Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. The park is named after the Grand Teton, which, at 13,770 feet (4,197 m), is the tallest mountain in the Teton Range.The name "Tetons" originally was intended to describe several hills near the town of Arco, Idaho. They were named by a French trapper who thought that they resembled a very specific part of the female body. Many years later the name was mistakenly applied to the mountains of present day Grand Teton National Park due to the poor map-making and map-reading standards of the time.
In terms of accessibility in March, April, May, and much of June this trail is almost always covered with fiarly deep snow. September can be fabulous but we can also have decent snows by then. I have had wonderful almost entirely dry/no snow trails in November. The inner Park road is closed until May 1 and after November 1 so be sure you add on that mileage if going in those months. This is a wonderful hike and worth the "crowds." If you stay at the Grand Teton Climbers Ranch this is a great hike right out your door and the route up Burned Wagon Gulch will only add a mile and a half or so to the hike. Most places I would give this a 5 star rating but with other close by hikes like Hangling Canyon/Lake of the Crags, Avalanche Canyon's Lake Taminah, etc., I go with 4 here.
Great hike. Nice steady elevation gain and great views along the way. My wife was still slated from hiking the day prior and almost had us turn around at the canyon junction. Glad we didn't because the views in the canyon are worth every step you take. Especially in late October with snow capping the mountains. Find the trailhead at Lupine Meadows.
The views here are like a movie. Greatest campsite I ever had was right on the bank of this lake. Water was Chrystal clear. Lake was completely still when we were there. Reflections of the mountains were so clear you couldn't distinguish between mountains and mountain reflection. Great backpacking trip for a beginner. Very family friendly.
Connected the Taggart Lake Trail with the Bradley Lake trail for around 6 miles. Hiked it in July around sunset, was not crowded at all! Beautiful, up close views of the Tetons. Would be an excellent trail for snowshoeing in the Winter - wish I could try that!
Beautiful! Hard hike. We did see a bear right along the trail on the way out, but it wasn't interested in us. We rock scrambled down to Delta Lake, which is my new favorite place. There is kind of a trail that spurs off the Amphitheater trail, but it's not well maintained. It would be much easier to get to it that way though than the way we went. There's not an official hike to it on AllTrails since they don't maintain it anymore (wish I knew why!)
Favorite hike of my life so far! Absolutely beautiful. We started at String Lake TH, went through lower and upper Paintbrush Canyon to Holly Lake. After that it's about 2-2.5 miles to the divide. Sketchy at the end of July with snow patches but we knew it was doable without an ice axe. Check the trail condition! Stunning views the whole way. Hard hike to Holly Lake. We camped in lower paintbrush, which is definitely underrated! Saw a moose there.
Oyuna Z. on Surprise and Amphitheater Lakes Tra...
Amphitheater was one of the most amazing alpine lakes I hiked to. Gorgeous destination! On the way down we encountered a black bear mom with 2 cute cubs. Made my day!! I will come back to Tetons!
Great hike which lets you overlook the entire valley as you go into the Grand Teton range. I went early September before the weather got too cold. The two lakes are not the most phenomenal lakes but it is pleasant to have lunch and relax once you're there. If you want to continue your hike and bag a peak, there is a trail that is not on the maps that lead you up to Disappointment Peak. It can be a class 3 or 4 scramble up but well worth it. Once you summit, you will be surrounded by the three Tetons.
Nice hike around some beaver ponds. If was the perfect hike for a five-year old who made it the entire way. We stopped at lake to throw some rocks and then at the ponds for some stick throwing. The last third of the trail is through some meadows which had a large herd of pronghorn sheep.
Lovely hike with great views of the two lakes, the Tetons beyond, and back into the valley. Note that the southern part of the Bradley Lake lopped is currently closed. I hiked this on a sunny day and went counter-clockwise, so hit Bradley Lake first, continued around it, climbed up a ridge (I didn't find it long or especially hard climb) then down to Bradley Lake and back the northern leg to trail juncture and parking lot. Although it is a popular trail, the only congestion is really at the lake sides. If you have time to wander a bit around the lakes you shoul find a quiet spot for a break.
For the one day I had at Grand Teton, and hiking on my own with DH as my taxi service, this was seemed like the top choice for a good workout with great views. Most other trails are either easy, or the strenuous ones take more hours than I had.