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Best Trails in Grand Teton National Park

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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.

on Cascade Canyon to Hurrica...
3 days ago

hiking

One of our death marches. We took the first boat over to save a few miles but missed the last boat back. The hike itself is absolutely beautiful. Lots of up and downs. great hike! bugs were bad and it was windy up on the pass.

on Paintbrush Canyon Trail
3 days ago

hiking

We took paintbrush canyon all the way to the paintbrush divide. We camped in lower paintbrush camping zone because the upper was full- which I'm glad happened because the view from our campsite (the last one in the lower camping zone where it says 2 sites and it's the higher up one on the rock faces you have to hike up a bit to get to) was gorgeous with views of Leigh and Jackson lake. It took us a while to get to the divide and once you do, the trail gets a little sketchy with all loose rock and a little bit of on all fours climbing and just one snow field. (No need for ice axes in August) but it is well worth it once you get to the top because of the views of the cathedral group (The Grand, Mt. Owen and Mt. Teewinot) it is a difficult hike with a 4,000 vertical ft climb, so not for beginners. But it is WELL worth the struggle.

on Cascade Canyon Trail
5 days ago

Other trails may be as beautiful but it is not possible on earth to get more beautiful!!
Not easy but not strenuous.

on Cascade Canyon to Paintbr...
7 days ago

hiking

One of the best single day hikes I've done. I would recommend beginning at the Leigh Lake trailhead and going up Paintbrush Canyon then down Cascade Canyon. You'll see three lakes (Holly, Solitude, & Jenny). The paintbrush divide (8 miles in) was my personal favorite spot along with inspiration point (18 miles in). The first 8 miles is all climbing with the steepest climbing as you reach Paintbrush divide. You cross a snow bank and have a small scramble around a corner of the switchback as you reach the top. That was enough excitement for me but then you reach the top and it's definitely worth it. It's all downhill from there with the most demanding downhill as you descend to Lake Solitude. Once past Lake Solitude the trail is more gradual downhill and you can really make some time cruising down Cascade Canyon. My Garmin clocked in at just over 8 hours with my moving time being just over 7 hours. I started at 10:30 and finished at 6:30 but I would recommend starting earlier. I saw no wildlife except two trail runners who I thought were crazy for running this trail. I will try and do this every summer, it was amazing!

on Menor's Ferry Noble Cabin...
8 days ago

walking

Nice short walk, great views of the mountains

on Surprise and Amphitheater...
8 days ago

Not as hard as it sounds. You should do it.

on Taggart Lake Trail
8 days ago

Not as hard as they make it sound. Very fun. I was 9 when I first did this, I kept up with my family well. You should do this to.

on Jackson Hole Mountain Res...
10 days ago

hiking

Fun to ride the gondola to the top and hike all around and even back down the mountain. Lots to see and do, with great views!!

on Menor's Ferry Noble Cabin...
10 days ago

hiking

Love the history of the area. Beautiful barn, and buildings. Excellent view of the tetons!!

on Grand Teton National Park...
10 days ago

scenic driving

Beautiful drive, lots of hiking and sightseeing along the way. Watch out for buffalo and elk.

on Schwabacher's Landing
10 days ago

hiking

beautiful hike along the Snake river. Very easy and kid friendly.

on Cascade Canyon Trail
12 days ago

We messed this hike up, lost the trail at inspiration trail, thought it continued at Hidden falls so were disappointed to find out we came all the way down for nothing (Duh!) turned around after our mistake & went home, beautiful trail up to the point we screwed up! Would love to get back up into the canyon next time

on String Lake Trail
12 days ago

Only did the East side of the lakes (So we made it an out & back), pretty views of the mountains, but the mosquitoes ate us alive, & since we got a late start we decided to turn back

on Surprise and Amphitheater...
14 days ago

Not as difficult as the post sounds. I didn't see any bears but most people on the trail say they did. Approx. 5 hours up and down, the lakes at the top are beautiful and a great place for lunch. after depending 2 miles I found the split trail head to Granet Canyon to make it a 14 mile round trip. Great hike in the park.

on Hidden Falls Trail
14 days ago

hiking

Nice short hike with a wonderful surprise at the end.

on Death Canyon to Patrol Ca...
15 days ago

backpacking

Spent the night in the canyon. Beautiful hike with good views of Phelps Lake and the waterfalls the feed it. Easy hike up to the overlook (1.0 mile). Past that there is a steady climb up switchback that can, and will, tire novices. Once you get to the Patrol Cabin (2.9 miles), the canyon opens up and levels out. Tons of wild life, aside from the typical chipmunks, squirrels, and field mice, our group saw marmot, a moose and her calf, and after waking up we had three mule deer practically in our camp. Other hikers also told us they saw a brown bear cub just after the overlook.

on Teton Village Tram Ride
20 days ago

Great way to see the mountain of you don't want to hike. Amazing views! Can't miss.