Granite Canyon Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Granite Canyon Trail is a 11.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Teton Village, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until August.

DISTANCE
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1876 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

skiing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Granite Canyon can be an out & back trail if you begin at the Granite Canyon Trailhead, or you can take the tram in Teton Village to the top of Rendevous Mountain and hike down to Marion Lake and out to the Granite Canyon Trailhead. This is a great place to see wildflowers. This is also a good hike to get up into the mountains, and it is not as demanding as some of the trails that lead into other canyons in the Tetons.

5 months ago

We hiked a portion of this trail today. Very pretty, not too strenuous, meadows and forest and several streams - secluded, very few other hikers. We didn't encounter any bear or moose but did see fresh bear scat.

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5 months ago

It's a decent hike but Cascade Canyon is much better in my opinion. Definitely bring bear mace and a whistle. On our way back we came across a black bear and cub foraging for berries. My husband started blowing his whistle and the bears quickly scampered away. There is definitely wild life here!! Overall the elevation climb was spread out nicely and we didn't feel it that much.

5 months ago

Honestly, if you are going to do a canyon hike and you only have one big hike you can do, I'd recommend Cascade Canyon. It is a pretty piney trail with cool views and the river is nice but what is worth the experience is the meadows of wildflowers up in the middle for area, and in route to Marion Lake (which were gorgeous bonuses of being up in this terrain)

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8 months ago

My husband and I did this trail last week. Almost got to the end before we could no longer find the trail due to the snow. Nice trail. Long and not too steep. Great views of the river and multiple waterfalls. We did not see anyone else the whole time.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Great trail with many optional side trails up hill. One of the best for fall foliage.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Great out and back hike from the Granite Canyon parking area. We started early and glad we did. Nice gradual elevation gain and shaded but many open areas. According to Alltrails app we about 12.5 miles. When we arrived back at the trail head it was 88 degrees. Glad the sun was at our backs.

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Friday, June 03, 2016

It was a very nice walk. Very gradual inclines. Most of the hike was shaded in the trees. We started early and saw Deer and Moose.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

We did an out and back going in about six miles. Next time we are here we plan to ride the tram to the top of Rendevous and then do the canyon from the top.

Monday, September 14, 2015

We did it other way that states here. We started in Teton village and rejoined the Granite canyon trail, hiked up to Marion lake and then looped back to top of Rendezvous mountain where we took the tram down to Teton village.Was a long day. Definitely not an easy hike that we did but was rewarding. Mileage pounded on...

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