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The Best Backpacking in Swan Valley

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Top backpacking spots in and near Swan Valley

  • Irwin, Idaho

    Upper Palisades Lake Trail

    13.46 mi / 1594 ft gain
    Upper Palisades Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Irwin, Idaho.
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  • Ririe, Idaho

    Black Canyon to Big Burns

    12.47 mi / 2523 ft gain
    Black Canyon to Big Burns is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Ririe, Idaho.
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  • Irwin, Idaho

    Big Elk Creek Trail

    10.31 mi / 787 ft gain
    Big Elk Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Irwin, Idaho.
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  • Teton Village, Wyoming

    Teton Crest Trail

    5.0
    25.35 mi / 9681 ft gain
    The Teton Crest Trail has several variations that allow the hiker to enter and exit through different canyons. The classic trail begins at the Phillips Pass Trailhead and comes to a close at Paintbrush Divide. Many hikers choose to take the Teton Village Tram up to Marion Lake and join up with th...
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  • Jackson, Wyoming

    Backpack to Marion Lake

    4.0
    13.73 mi / 3409 ft gain
    Marion Lake is one of Grand Teton National Park’s many spectacular high altitude lakes. The lake sits above Granite Canyon, and next to sweeping meadows that are loaded with colorful wildflowers during July and August. Campsites at the lake may be available by obtaining a backcountry permit from ...
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  • Teton Village, Wyoming

    Hike the Granite Canyon Trail

    3.0
    13.14 mi / 1703 ft gain
    The Granite Canyon Trail is located near Teton Village, Wyoming and is best for experienced hikers. The trail is typically trafficked from March until August. This hike can be shortened by taking the tram in Teton Village to the top of Rendezvous Mountain, and then hiking down to Marion Lake and ...
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  • Jackson, Wyoming

    Granite Canyon to Death Canyon Loop

    4.5
    25 mi / 4000 ft gain
    This fairly easy 2-night backpacking trip in the Tetons can be started around noon, allowing you to finish around noon, 2 days later. From the visitor center, obtain a permit for 2 nights. Ask for a first night at Marion Lake (the Granite Canyon campsites are not my favorites), and for a second ...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Teton Canyon to Phelps Lake via Alaska Basin, Teton Crest, and Death Canyon Trails

    22.81 mi / 3524 ft gain
    Teton Canyon to Phelps Lake via Alaska Basin, Teton Crest, and Death Canyon Trails is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Alta, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Summit Table Mountain

    4.8
    11 mi / 4000 ft gain
    To climb Table Mountain you begin at the Teton Canyon Trailhead near Driggs, Idaho. The trailhead sits at about 6,800 feet elevation and from there you have two options to reach the 11,106 ft. peak -neither of which are technical, and both of which are dog-friendly.The first option, named Huckleb...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Teton Canyon to Phelps Lake via Alaska Basin Trail

    19.68 mi / 4216 ft gain
    Teton Canyon to Phelps Lake via Alaska Basin Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Alta, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Teton Canyon to Jenny Lake

    21.25 mi / 4331 ft gain
    Teton Canyon to Jenny Lake Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Alta, Wyoming.
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  • Jackson, Wyoming

    Phelps Lake Trail

    6.68 mi / 610 ft gain
    Phelps Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Jackson, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    South Leigh Creek, Granite Basin, Green Lakes Loop

    20.58 mi / 4144 ft gain
    South Leigh Creek, Granite Basin, Green Lakes Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Alta, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Death Canyon to Fox Creek Pass

    5.0
    18.15 mi
    Day 1: This trip begins at the Death Canyon Trailhead. Try to arrive early, as it gets crowded and various groups day hike from here. After the first few miles, you’ll encounter Phelps Lake. You’ll have several opportunities for photos, and they will all be beautiful. As you continue on, be on t...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack to Alaska Basin via Death Canyon

    28.2 mi / 7500 ft gain
    Death Canyon Trailhead is easily accessed by heading south on Moose-Wilson Rd. from Grand Teton National Park Headquarters for 3 miles. Once at the junction turn right onto an uneven dirt road and go north 0.7 miles to the parking area.Day 1: (8.3 miles) From Death Canyon Trailhead hike west for ...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack to the Death Canyon Shelf

    20 mi / 2700 ft gain
    If you can snag a permit to camp at Death Canyon Shelf, consider yourself lucky. This backcountry camping zone holds some of the best sites in Grand Teton National Park. The shelf is a 3-mile stretch of the Teton Crest trail between Fox Creek Pass and Mount Meek Pass, and runs parallel to Death C...
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