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The Best Backpacking in Alta

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Top backpacking spots in and near Alta

  • Alta, Wyoming

    Teton Canyon to Jenny Lake

    21.25 mi / 4331 ft gain
    Teton Canyon to Jenny Lake Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Alta, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Teton Canyon to Phelps Lake via Alaska Basin Trail

    19.68 mi / 4216 ft gain
    Teton Canyon to Phelps Lake via Alaska Basin Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Alta, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Teton Canyon to Phelps Lake via Alaska Basin, Teton Crest, and Death Canyon Trails

    22.81 mi / 3524 ft gain
    Teton Canyon to Phelps Lake via Alaska Basin, Teton Crest, and Death Canyon Trails is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Alta, Wyoming.
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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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  • Alta, Wyoming

    South Leigh Creek, Granite Basin, Green Lakes Loop

    20.58 mi / 4144 ft gain
    South Leigh Creek, Granite Basin, Green Lakes Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Alta, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    South Fork Cascade Canyon to Hurricane Pass

    18.12 mi / 3793 ft gain
    South Fork Cascade Canyon to Hurricane Pass Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Moran, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Lake Solitude via Lake Solitude and Cascade Canyon Trail

    13.83 mi / 2323 ft gain
    Lake Solitude via Lake Solitude and Cascade Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Moose, Wyoming.
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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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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Middle Teton Glacier

    12.69 mi / 5837 ft gain
    Middle Teton Glacier Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Moose, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack to Surprise Lake in Grand Teton NP

    9.6 mi / 2580 ft gain
    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 to Surprise Lake starts relatively level before quickly beginning to ascend after about a third of a mile and once the as...
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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

    Bradley and Taggart Lakes via Valley Trail and Lupine Meadows

    9.86 mi / 1526 ft gain
    Bradley and Taggart Lakes via Valley Trail and Lupine Meadows is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Moose, Wyoming.
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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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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Leigh Lake via String Lake Trailhead

    4.8
    2.84 mi
    Leigh Lake is absolutely stunning with about as many recreational activities as you can imagine for a lake. It is a short flat one mile hike from the trailhead at String Lake to Leigh. Once you get there can go as far along as you wish along the 2 mile lakeshore. You can also Kayak, Canoe, or SUP...
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