The Top 10 Adventures in Grand Teton NP

Looking for a spot to picnic and take some photos? A challenging hike? Maybe you even want to get out on the water in a kayak or canoe! Whatever adventure you’re picturing, we’re pretty sure one of these 10 options will spark your interest.

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If you’re planning on traveling to Grand Teton National Park, browse through these equally engaging and invigorating experiences. We love using Togwotee Mountain Lodge as our basecamp for our adventures. Grand Teton is known for amazing lakes, trails, and views--so it’s safe to say any activity will be a fulfilling one!

1. Hike along the Gros Ventre River

Photo: Chase Dekker

Enjoy a simple walk full of wildlife and river views. Check out this adventure during any season for a positively fulfilling experience.

2. Paddle String Lake and Leigh Lake

Photo: Clare Healy

Try out a new form of adventure and view the Tetons from a different perspective. Jump in a kayak or canoe and float around the lakes for a day.

3. Backpack Paintbrush and Cascade Canyons

Photo: Rob Witt

For the picture perfect backcountry experience, try out this overnight trail!

4. Hike to Hidden Falls, WY

Photo: Eric Bennett

A must-do hike up to luscious forest views and breathtaking waterfalls. Plus, who doesn’t love an easy-going loop trail that’ll take less than a day?

5. Explore Jenny Lake, WY

Photo: Daniel Brittain

A day for summer relaxation and excitement. The crystal clear lake is awaiting your arrival. Whether you want to throw a fishing pole in the water or lounge by some surprisingly gorgeous rocks, it’s the place for you.

6. Photograph the Grand Teton at the Snake River Overlook

Photo: Josh Packer

Had enough hiking for the day? Head over to the Snake River Overlook for breathtaking views and photos.

7. Paddle at Oxbow Bend

Photo: Christina Adele Warburg

Here’s another paddle opportunity! A half day (or less) adventure through a lake full of wildlife and waterflow.

8. Camping at "The Observatory"

Photo: Christina Adele Warburg

Check out this free and secluded campsite full of views of the Tetons and Snake River Valley.

9. Canoe at Jackson Lake

Photo: Kim Baker

Seems like this place has an infinite supply of water adventures! Rent a canoe and try out this gorgeous, more secluded lake.

10. Camp at Colter Bay Campground

Photo: Ryan Mckinney

An opportunity to camp on the the mountains? Yes, please. Discover endless exploration opportunities lakeside.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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