For experienced mountaineers, backpacking Grand Teton National Park is a must. The park stretches high above northwest Wyoming, encompassing 310,000 acres of snowcapped peaks and 200 miles of steep, rugged trail. Every year over 2.5 million visitors come to hike the best trails in Grand Teton National Park, making it among the most popular parks in the United States.
You don’t have to be a backcountry star to appreciate Grand Teton; the western park has plenty of flat, easy and accessible terrain. Even so, the park’s full beauty can only be found by venturing into its heart, where nearly a dozen glaciers dot mountainsides. Hikes like the 36-mile Teton Crest Trail give amazing views of the park's tallest peaks.
Some backpackers follow trails high up into challenging mountain passes, while others try their hand at Grand Teton National Park's namesake peak: the nearly 14,000-foot Grand Teton. This mother-of-all-peaks — complete with its own glacier — attracts nearly 4,000 climbers every year, making it one of North America’s premier alpine climbs.
Initiative promotes training, education to limit fatalities
A bill advances that would allow paddlers, kayakers, and other hand-propelled watercraft on 450 miles of rivers and streams in Grand Teton and Yellowstone.
It may be in a popular park, but you won't find any crowds on this underappreciated trail.
These 9 miles of mountain madness, from Paintbrush Divide to Hurricane Pass, are among the best 100 miles of trail in the whole national park system.
The Tetons are showy enough to make roadside views almost as good as the backcountry ones. Almost. This wilderness lake is a haul to reach, but the journey is just as good as the destination.
The standard approach for GT climbers, this 6-mile, 5,000-foot trek to the Lower Saddle yields divine views.
Navigate boulder fields, rocky ridgelines, and seasonal snowfields during this long, challenging ascent of the third-highest peak in the Tetons.
Ramble an unknown portion of Teton backcountry on a partly off-trail tour.
Explore a majestic climbers' haven in the heart of the Tetons.
Link two of the park's deepest and most spectacular valleys via a high pass.
Explore the park's new Rockefeller Preserve on this 3-mile loop that traces the southern shore of Phelps Lake and reveals striking views of the Tetons.
This challenging, 18.1-mile backcountry trek wanders the rugged canyons, alpine lakes, and scree fields of Grand Teton National Park.
This effortless out-and-back offers unparalleled views of rocky canyons and towering glacier-topped peaks, all from the shores of four gorgeous mountain lakes.
Leave the big pack behind and take this easy 2-mile loop at Colter Bay for spectacular views of Jackson Lake and several surrounding peaks.
This 8-mile loop around Jenny Lake visits two of Grand Teton's most popular viewpoints: Hidden Falls (an 80-foot cascading waterfall) and nearby Inspiration Point.
Find solitude with this surf-and-turf trip.