Alta, Wyoming

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Top Camping Spots in and near Alta

  • Moose, Wyoming

    Camp at Shadow Mountain

    4.6
    Whether you're looking for a place to pull in and crash or an area to take in the entire Teton range, you shouldn't pass up the opportunity to experience Shadow Mountain. Although Shadow Mountain is in Bridger-Teton National Forest, the foot of the mountain borders Grand Teton National Park. Fore...
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  • Moran, Wyoming

    Camp at Colter Bay Campground

    3.0
    If you have never been to the Grand Teton National Park, you should make it next on your list. It is a fantastic place for wildlife viewing and exploring.If you stay at the Colter Bay Campground, you will find many off-trail areas to explore. A trail leaving from Group Site 6, heading towards the...
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  • Moran, Wyoming

    Winter Camp at Colter Bay Campground

    3.5
    Just a 45 min drive from Jackson Hole, the Colter Bay Campground on Jackson Lake is a great spot to camp overnight, fish and canoe in the spring and summer time when the ice has melted. This is an ideal location to shoot some star photos and catch a beautiful sunrise in the morning.The best thing...
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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

    Camp at the Gros Ventre Campground

    5.0
    This campground is the closest one in Grand Teton National Park to the town of Jackson, so if you are looking for convenience, this is it! The Gros Ventre (pronounced Grow Vont, NOT Gross Venture) campground offers sites for both RV's and tents and is nestled in a grove of cottonwood trees. All c...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Canoe at Jackson Lake

    4.5
    We launched the canoe from the Signal Mountain boat ramp. Right away you have incredible views of the Teton's and as the sun was setting we had the lake to ourselves. There are small nearby islands to explore or surrounding beaches for your enjoyment.Camping with the Canoe: around the lake there ...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Hike Coal Creek Trail

    Imagine hiking through the expansive valleys of wildflowers and evergreen forests with grand views of the Tetons. That is exactly what this trail provides. The coal creek trail is an access trail to many other great trails throughout the Bridger-Teton National Forest. This gives the adventurer th...
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  • Moose, Wyoming

    Camp at Upper View Campground

    There is so much to see and do in Wyoming's National Parks but with a view (of the Tetons) and a price (FREE) like this it is pretty unlikely you will want to leave this unbeatable campsite. Take is from us, after 14 months of traveling the country this is by far our FAVORITE BOONDOCKING CAMPSITE...
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  • Moran, Wyoming

    Camp at Lizard Creek Campground

    This gem of a campground was discovered in desperation after all the campsites were booked at Yellowstone. There are 60 sites with relatively clean bathrooms. The sites are large with optimal privacy from your neighbors. If you're lucky enough you can even snag campsites steps from the lake. Ther...
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  • Moose, Wyoming

    Camping at "The Observatory"

    4.9
    Ah...the Observatory. This is not its actual name, but the nickname it has earned over many years of use by the seasonal employees. This is an amazing site to camp at, just on the edge of the Bridger-Teton forest right outside of the park. This area overlooks the entire valley and Teton range. Th...
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  • Jackson, Wyoming

    Camp at the Wedding Tree

    3.0
    This is a great spot to camp if the park campgrounds are full (particularly in the summertime). There is a designated camping area at Gros Ventre Campground, but if you're a little too late on the reservations or, like me, would prefer to get away from the crowds, head out into the National Fores...
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  • Teton County, Wyoming

    Camp at Curtis Canyon Campgrond

    Enjoy a leisurely drive through the National Elk Refuge as you leave Jackson, Wyoming for Curtis Canyon Campground. A short walk from the campground provides epic views of the Teton Range and the National Elk Refuge. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy! Curtis Canyon Campground is part of the Bridger-...
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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

    Photograph Cave Falls

    3.5
    Cave Falls is one of the hidden waterfalls of Yellowstone National Park that really only the natives know about. Although Cave Falls originally derived its name from a cave next to the waterfall, the cave has since collapsed and is no longer accessible. Known for its enormous length of 250 feet, ...
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