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  • Moose, Wyoming

    Explore Teton Creek along Sheep Bridge Trail

    4.0
    2 mi / 250 ft gain
    Trailhead: The trail is just outside of Driggs, Idaho in Alta, Wyoming on the way up to Grand Targhee Ski Resort. The hike is fairly easy, so you can enjoy the scenic views of the forest and creek, especially during the winter when the trees have a thick layer of snow on them. You also cross Teto...
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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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  • Moose, Wyoming

    Scenic Drive Up to Grand Targhee Ski Resort

    5.0
    The scenic drive along Alta Ski Hill Road to Grand Targhee Ski Resort provides many amazing views of the Grand Teton, especially during autumn. The Grand Teton is one of the most spectacular mountain peaks in all of the U.S. People travel the world to come see this specific mountain. Most people,...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Hike Darby Canyon to the Wind Cave

    4.9
    The best time to hike Darby Canyon is May through September, since the snow stays late in spring and comes earlier in fall.Hiking up Darby Canyon to the Wind Caves provides spectacular views of the Jedediah Smith Wilderness and is a fun, yet challenging hike. It is a popular day hike, and many fa...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Hidden Falls Trail

    5.0
    1.08 mi / 197 ft gain
    Hidden Falls Trail is a relatively short and easy hiking trail to Hidden Falls in Grand Teton National Park. To access this trail you can either hike here from the Jenny Lake Trailhead or the Leigh Lake Trailhead, or take a much quicker route by ferrying across Jenny Lake to the start of the Hidd...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack the Teton Loop

    34 mi / 7000 ft gain
    For our loop traveling around the Grand Teton, we started at the Lupine Meadows TH going counterclockwise and that was where we finished as well. We heard that other people start other trailheads, like Death Canyon TH or Taggart Lake TH. Our goal was to finish the loop in just 2 days and 1 night,...
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  • Jenny Lake, Wyoming

    Delta Lake via Lupine Meadows Trailhead

    4.7
    7.16 mi / 2365 ft gain
    Delta Lake is a hidden gem in one of America's busiest national parks, Grand Teton in Wyoming. On paper, Delta Lake should be a hotspot for visitors to Grand Teton with its relatively moderate distance and elevation gain which lies in the realm of most day hikers. However, this spectacular glacia...
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  • Lupine Meadows Trailhead, Wyoming

    Summit the Grand Teton via the Owen Spalding Route

    16.3 mi / 7000 ft gain
    Beginning at the Lupine Meadows trailhead near Jenny Lake you will follow the signs for Garnett Canyon. The sign at the trailhead says at mile 4.1 that the trail ends, but there is actually a defined path that will take you most of the way up to the lower saddle, encountering only one scramble. D...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Surprise Lake via Lupine Meadows

    9.69 mi / 2946 ft gain
    Getting Started There is a good amount of parking at the Lupine Meadows Trailhead but on weekends and nice days it will fill up quickly so it is best to arrive as early as possible.  The Trail The trail to Surprise Lake starts relatively level before quickly beginning to ascend after about a t...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack the South Fork of Garnet Canyon

    5.0
    11 mi / 4682 ft gain
    To start this trip you will need to go to one of the local ranger stations for a backcountry permit, Jenny Lake, Colter Bay, etc. Or if you like to plan ahead, you can make a reservation January through May on  https://www.nps.gov/grte/plany... …When you get to the ranger station to pick up your ...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Leigh Lake

    5.0
    2.86 mi / 148 ft gain
    Leigh Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Moose, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Camp on Leigh Lake

    1 mi / 50 ft gain
    Because it's only accessible by canoe, kayak, or foot, the 8 Leigh Lake campsites have a solitary backcountry feel to them while providing all the necessities for an enjoyable night under Mt. Moran in Grand Teton National Park. The western campsites are paddle-in only, while the easter campsites ...
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  • 43.785032,-110.727865

    String Lake Loop, Grand Teton NP

    4.7
    3.66 mi / 275 ft gain
    String Lake is a great place to spend time in Grand Teton National Park. There are many options for fun here including kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and picnicking. The warm, shallow waters make it a great lake for families, and there are many options for hiking here, from easy to difficult. Th...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Paintbrush Canyon Loop and Leigh Lake Overnight

    5.0
    22 mi / 4400 ft gain
    There are many ways to access the Teton backcountry. However, one of my personal favorites is from Leigh Lake via the String Lake trailhead. From the backcountry office obtain a backcountry permit for 2 nights at Leigh Lake. Site 12 has some of the more impressive beachfront views of the Front Ra...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Mount Moran

    10 mi / 5500 ft gain
    Mount Moran’s CMC Route is best climbed by starting at String Lake’s boat launch. From here, pack up your overnight and climbing gear into your kayak or canoe and start your journey north on String Lake. At the end of the lake, portage a few hundred yards to Leigh Lake and continue your paddle no...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Paintbrush and Cascade Canyons Loop

    5.0
    18.77 mi / 4088 ft gain
    This is one of the most picturesque and popular overnight trails in the Tetons for a reason. The trailhead is located at the String Lake parking lot. The trail constantly changes at every turn; be ready to experience a wide variety of gorgeous scenes from lush dense forests, scattered waterfalls,...
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Camping and Lodging in Alta

Teton Canyon
Alta, Wyoming

Teton Canyon

Reunion Flat
Alta, Wyoming

Reunion Flat

Mike Harris
Victor, Idaho

Mike Harris

Trail Creek
Alta, Wyoming

Trail Creek

Signal Mountain Lodge (Grand Teton NP)
Signal Mountain Lodge, Wyoming

Signal Mountain Lodge (Grand Teton NP)

From $400 / night

Squirrel Meadows Cabin
Alta, Wyoming

Squirrel Meadows Cabin

Guides, Insights and Stories from Alta

5 Amazing Backpacking Trips in Grand Teton National Park

5 Amazing Backpacking Trips in Grand Teton National Park

The Outbound Collective

10 Photos to Inspire a Winter Adventure to Grand Teton National Park

10 Photos to Inspire a Winter Adventure to Grand Teton National Park

The Outbound Collective

3 Minutes of Mesmerizing Footage of Grand Teton National Park

3 Minutes of Mesmerizing Footage of Grand Teton National Park

Liam McNally

Sunshine and Summer Snow: Backpacking the Teton Crest Trail

Sunshine and Summer Snow: Backpacking the Teton Crest Trail

Sonja Saxe

The Top 10 Adventures in Grand Teton NP

The Top 10 Adventures in Grand Teton NP

The Outbound Collective

"Secret" Spots: To Share or Not To Share

"Secret" Spots: To Share or Not To Share

Drew Wright