Take a grand tour of the Tetons on a six-day trek past pinnacled peaks, wildflower meadows, and secluded lakes.
Sleep in a lake-dotted basin and scale an 11,000-foot peak.
Circle a glacial lake, see a waterfall, and explore a forgotten trail.
Our map scouts scaled 13,000-foot peaks, trekked to hidden lakes, and explored glacier-carved canyons to bring you our 21 favorite routes in America's most vertiginous range.
Wade through wildflowers, listen to wolves, and escape the crowded trade routes in this secluded corner of the park.
The undisputed local experts—you—chose the top parks, trails, campsites, and weekend getaways from Alaska to Alabama.
Your favorite parks, weekend getaways, peak ascents, campsites, and more in the Rockies.
Your favorite Rockies hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.
We traveled to Fjordland and discovered that nothing compares to skiing glacier-clad mountains above deep-water fjords. Plus: 20 winter adventures, from California to New York.
We've covered 245,591 miles of trails in our 37-year history. Here are our 20 all-time favorite trips, plus—shocking!—20 routes we never covered.
Traverse the nation's most photogenic range on the Teton Crest Trail.
What makes a backpacker a backpacker? It's not the garage full of gear or piles of guidebooks--it's the experiences, from thru-hiking a long trail to pushing your personal envelope to inspiring a child's love of wilderness. Here we present BACKPACKER's new Life List: 10 experiences to add to your tick-listnow--and the key skills you need to nail them.
The only thing equal to a life-list trip? An image that brings it back to life.
The perfect dozen: Embark on one of these 12 treks, and turn America's most iconic preserves into your own private paradise.
Backpacker.com assistant editor Ted Alvarez hits the west side of the Tetons in this photo gallery report.
You won't waste a minute with our only-the-highlights hiking and climbing guide to the West's archetypal range. From the loftiest summits to the loneliest cross-country routes, this seven-day sampler visits every type of Tetons treasure-and then some.
Climb through bear country to a campsite with views of The Grand.
Read these real-life tales from five survivors who made it out alive, and learn what they did wrong–and right.
Where's the best western foliage?
From the West Coast to the Rocky Mountains to New England, we've got nine epic ridgewalks just for you.
Our map team has been hard at work plotting the coolest hikes. Check out May's selections here.
Write your own ticket to new adventures with these 10 territory-expanding skills.
Push yourself on any of these challenging hikes
This summit offers the finest view anywhere of the Grand and surrouding peaks.
With strong legs and an ambitious plan, you can see more wild country in 12 hours than some backpackers see in a week, and still make it home in time for dinner.
Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Wyoming.
Some people head to Wyoming to summit the Tetons. But outdoor legend Paul Petzoldt had a better idea: Create a route for foot travelers along the spine of the great range.