Alta, Wyoming

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  • Jackson, Wyoming

    Camp in the Gros Ventre Wilderness

    4.8
    Take highway 89 out of Jackson, headed north, and turn on to Gros Ventre Rd. This will take you right past the campground, wild rivers, and ample hiking. Keep driving for about 20 miles as views of the Tetons appear behind you, and ample backcountry camping options become available.
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  • Jackson, Wyoming

    Hike along the Gros Ventre River

    4.4
    The Gros Ventre (pronounced gro-vant) lies on the southern boundary of Grand Teton National Park, and is home to a great deal of wildlife. As the seasons change, so do the wildlife that frequent this area, but no matter what time of year you hike along the river, you're bound to see something spe...
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  • Jackson, Wyoming

    Hike to Goodwin Lake

    4.0
    6.2 mi / 1453 ft gain
    This trail is moderately rated and is primarily used for hiking, walking, and exploring. The beginning of the trail is rather steep. Stretches of elevation gain can be quite challenging, but the views are well worth the exertion and the trail does level off after the initial incline. There are so...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Union Falls and Scout Pool

    5.0
    15.42 mi / 1755 ft gain
    Of a summer spent living in Yellowstone, and many overnight trips in the park, the trek to Union Falls and Scout Pool ranked at the top of my list. (Many of my fellow gas station employees agreed!) The hike itself is nothing spectacular, but takes you to two of the most beautiful places in the pa...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Dunanda Falls via Boundary Creek Trail

    4.5
    16.56 mi / 771 ft gain
    You'll start at the Bechler Ranger Station and take the Boundry Creek Trail. Depending on which camp site you reserve your hike will be anywhere from 5-9 miles. We camped at site 9A1 5 miles from the ranger station. Hiking to waterfall is 16+ miles round trip Your feet will get wet on this hike,...
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  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    Stand Up Paddle Lewis Lake to Shoshone Lake

    5.0
    It is something fantastic if you know how to use a standup paddle board. Being able to paddle from one lake to another where no roads can reach via a small channel with natural geysers going off and trout rising to morning and afternoon flies. The water being, in some parts, very warm because of...
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