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Best place ever

Hubby dog and I hiked most of this today. We actually cut across the lower part of Aspen Trails loop. Still got in almost 5 miles. Was able to pick up 2 geocaches along the way. The air was pretty thick with smoke. Make sure to pack plenty of water for you and your pooches. Not really much fresh water this time of year. Did not see any large wildlife, only a few squirrels. Great hike!

Nice alpine hike on top of Rendezvous Mountain. Hike up, or take the tram, to the summit of the mountain then follow the well marked trail through light patches of forest, talus fields, and a final rocky scramble back to the top of the mountain where the tram can carry you back down the 4000 feet to the resorts below.

Great views over the Snake River and the Teton Range. Deer and marmot can be seen at elevation. Moose are milling about further down the slopes.

This isn't a nicely manicured tourist trot despite being a stone's throw from the resort. "Moderate" assumes good fitness and acclimated. Don't bite off more than you can chew. If hiked counterclockwise, about 800 feet of that elevation is packed in to the last half mile.

Nice hike, but you have to really plan well, because the tracks are so well shown. The aren’t many and getting lost can be easy. The area is very pretty. Use good hiking shoes.
I have to add that you will have to pay 43$ to take the “tram” (cable).

5 months ago

Beautiful trail!! We did is as part of a two-day backpacking trip. Our first day we went up Granite Canyon trail and stayed at a campground after we found the fork leading to Mt. Hunt Divide. There was lots of water access along this trail, so water wasn't an issue (as long as you have a filter). Their designated campgrounds look like they cover a huge area, but there were only 3 or 4 per camping area.

The next morning, we got up and headed up to the Mt. Hunt Divide via Open Canyon Trail. the beginning of the trail was easy, but it gradually got steep and there wasn't much shade and very little water access, so top off before you go up! The wildflowers were still blooming that far up, and they were beautiful! If you take this trail, be prepared to climb over a few a logs, and wear sunscreen. There is very little shade!! But the Divide was incredible, and it was satisfying to stand at 9700 ft. At the Divide, you leave Granite Canyon, and get a fantastic view of Open Canyon. There was still some snow up there, and more flowers. There was not much water access until we got past the switchbacks. The trees and undergrowth were very thick on this end, so there was lots of shade.

We rounded off our trip by taking the Valley Trail to the Granite Canyon Parking Lot. This section was fairly level, but we were tired and it seemed to take forever!

It was a great two-day trip, and we had fun!! Definitely worth the uphill and the elevation.

PS. The campsites are not marked on the map, so be prepared to walk and not know where you're going!! There were only three or four in each designated camping zone, and they were very spaced out. Plan accordingly. ;)

5 months ago

Strenuous if do the whole trail, but well worth it with varying topography and views.

5 months ago

The best!

5 months ago

Climbed up branock trail in Grand Targhee ski resort
3.5miles- up the mountain
Incredible views! Caught the lift down. Great hike for the family.

The views and wildflowers were incredible! Nice easy trail along a stream.

6 months ago

Took the Teton Village Aerial Tram up to the top of Rendezvous which was an exciting undertaking. The views of the surrounding peaks was incredible and offered a unique view from the summit without any work. The decline through the woods was very pretty but very steep. After getting down to the first "valley" there were endless wildflowers around, taking your mind off the next steep incline. The next few miles meander through woods and wildflower fields with small feeder streams running through them, something that seemed like it was straight from a storybook. Once you get to about the 6 mile mark the bugs began with biting flies of all sizes which took away from the views. The trail also dips down into the forest which only made the flies worse. From there, the next 6 miles seemed to have little to no views of the terrain besides the occasional stream here or there. Overall the first half is entirely worth it but underwhelming for the next half.

6 months ago

My favorite for after dinner hikes and bike rides. 15 minutes away from Laramie, this is a fairly easy trail that is easy to get to.

9 months ago

Went about 3 years ago on a school field trip, and it was amazing! Beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife, light traffic, plenty of shade in the woods, but it's honestly hotter In the woods. on the open trail it's nice and breezy and easy to keep cool, only hiked halfway, as school policy only allowed so long of physical activity for prevention of injury but all in all a great hike! stopped in the middle for lunch, climbed up the mountain a bit to get some amazing views then turned arou d and hiked back down! definately intend on finishing the hike someday!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Great Trail for hiking, running or biking.. Easy access to TH, with a restroom at the Trail Head (TH).

Would be a great hike for family's. It has some moderate elevation change, but nothing to drastic.

I usually park at the ready area and hike to the TH (.5 miles)... Happy Trails

Thursday, September 07, 2017

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.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

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.

Friday, August 25, 2017

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)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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.


Monday, May 15, 2017

love it!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Certainly not the easiest hike in the park but certainly way up there on the scenery chart. Camp as close to the BMA as possible since it is a long hike to the next campsite.

Friday, September 16, 2016

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

Friday, August 19, 2016

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!!

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

This hike is rated as moderate ... Thought it was moderate to strenuous.
Something for everyone on this hike ... Vertical, wild flowers, meadows etc.
It was fun and a great hike for the Teton village area.

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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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

For my two years as a graduate student at U. of Wyoming, Happy Jack has been my go-to for emergency nature visits. At just 15 mins or so from Laramie, this trail is so easily accessible when I need to run my dogs or find some quiet. Surprisingly, even being so nearby I have more often than not found the place entirely to myself, though I've seen lots of cross-country ski tracks, trail runners, and the like year round. The only disadvantages to this place are the fact that snow comes heavy and often makes the trailhead inaccessible by vehicle, and also that the nearby highway can snap your dream state at certain points in the trail. High summer months also bring intolerable waves of biting flies and mosquitoes. I have seen moose in these parts more than any other land animal, as they especially like the mountain pools. I have had some really joyful experiences with this very convenient trail, especially with my dog who loves it even more than me. I'll be sad not to have this in my backyard anymore.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Beautiful. Goes all the way to the top of the Gondola. Great trail

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.

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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