Hiking in Grand Teton National Park should be on everybody’s bucket list. Although not large, the hiking trails in the Tetons offer some spectacular days. The nearby town of Jackson, Wyoming is a great base to explore the canyons, lakes and trails in the Tetons.
(30.1km, 1440m, 9-12h)
The hike to Paintbrush Divide in Grand Teton National Park is phenomenal. The steady climb brings you up from String Lake, through the gorgeous wildflower-filled Paintbrush Canyon and up to the most magnificent pass in the Teton Range. This long trail will take the entire day, so clear your calendar!
(9.7km, 975m, 5-7h)
The hike up Hanging Canyon to Lake of the Crags is one of the finest in Grand Teton National Park. We call this the “real” Lake Solitude – as it’s an unofficial trail you are unlikely to share the hike with many people. Good route finding skills, however, are a must.
(24.5km, 870m, 7-9h)
The hike to Lake Solitude in Grand Teton National Park is a classic. This is the sister hike to Paintbrush Divide featuring great rewards and minimal elevation gain. And although it’s on the longer side, the stunning alpine Lake Solitude grants unbelievable views of the Grand Tetons.
(12.6km, 360m, 3.5-5h)
With little elevation gain, the hike around Phelps Lake in Grand Teton National Park is a great family-friendly walk, especially perfect for small children – plus there are fewer people here than Jenny Lake. The sandy beach at the far end is also ideal for a picnic and a swim.
(16.9km, 1070m, 6-8h)
The Amphitheater Lake Trail in Grand Teton National Park is one of the top hikes in the whole region. After several switchbacks you will find yourself in the most tranquil of alpine lakes, and the views of Grand Teton and other magnificent peaks are hard to miss!
(2.8km, 180m, 0.5-1.5h)
Hiking the Grand View Point Trail in Grand Teton National Park gets you to one of the finest views in the Tetons. When you finally reach the overlook, the true majesty of these mountains is illustrated in an expansive scene absolutely worth every meter of trail.