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The Best Backpacking in Jackson

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Top backpacking spots in and near Jackson

  • 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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  • Jackson, Wyoming

    Backpack to Marion Lake

    4.0
    13.73 mi / 3409 ft gain
    Marion Lake is one of Grand Teton National Park’s many spectacular high altitude lakes. The lake sits above Granite Canyon, and next to sweeping meadows that are loaded with colorful wildflowers during July and August. Campsites at the lake may be available by obtaining a backcountry permit from ...
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  • Teton Village, Wyoming

    Hike the Granite Canyon Trail

    3.0
    13.14 mi / 1703 ft gain
    The Granite Canyon Trail is located near Teton Village, Wyoming and is best for experienced hikers. The trail is typically trafficked from March until August. This hike can be shortened by taking the tram in Teton Village to the top of Rendezvous Mountain, and then hiking down to Marion Lake and ...
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  • Jackson, Wyoming

    Granite Canyon to Death Canyon Loop

    4.5
    25 mi / 4000 ft gain
    This fairly easy 2-night backpacking trip in the Tetons can be started around noon, allowing you to finish around noon, 2 days later. From the visitor center, obtain a permit for 2 nights. Ask for a first night at Marion Lake (the Granite Canyon campsites are not my favorites), and for a second ...
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  • Teton Village, Wyoming

    Teton Crest Trail

    5.0
    25.35 mi / 9681 ft gain
    The Teton Crest Trail has several variations that allow the hiker to enter and exit through different canyons. The classic trail begins at the Phillips Pass Trailhead and comes to a close at Paintbrush Divide. Many hikers choose to take the Teton Village Tram up to Marion Lake and join up with th...
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  • Jackson, Wyoming

    Phelps Lake Trail

    6.68 mi / 610 ft gain
    Phelps Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Jackson, 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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  • Moose, Wyoming

    Blacktail Butte Trail

    7.39 mi / 1870 ft gain
    Blacktail Butte Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Moose, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Death Canyon Loop

    24.85 mi / 5758 ft gain
    Death Canyon Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Moose, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Mount Hunt Divide via Death Canyon Trail

    23.36 mi / 5489 ft gain
    Mount Hunt Divide via Death Canyon Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Moose, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Death Canyon Trailhead to Jenny Lake Dock

    31.67 mi / 6086 ft gain
    Death Canyon Trailhead to Jenny Lake Dock is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Moose, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Death Canyon to Fox Creek Pass

    5.0
    18.15 mi
    Day 1: This trip begins at the Death Canyon Trailhead. Try to arrive early, as it gets crowded and various groups day hike from here. After the first few miles, you’ll encounter Phelps Lake. You’ll have several opportunities for photos, and they will all be beautiful. As you continue on, be on t...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack to Alaska Basin via Death Canyon

    28.2 mi / 7500 ft gain
    Death Canyon Trailhead is easily accessed by heading south on Moose-Wilson Rd. from Grand Teton National Park Headquarters for 3 miles. Once at the junction turn right onto an uneven dirt road and go north 0.7 miles to the parking area.Day 1: (8.3 miles) From Death Canyon Trailhead hike west for ...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack to the Death Canyon Shelf

    20 mi / 2700 ft gain
    If you can snag a permit to camp at Death Canyon Shelf, consider yourself lucky. This backcountry camping zone holds some of the best sites in Grand Teton National Park. The shelf is a 3-mile stretch of the Teton Crest trail between Fox Creek Pass and Mount Meek Pass, and runs parallel to Death C...
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  • Jackson, Wyoming

    Martin Basin

    11.01 mi / 2697 ft gain
    Martin Basin is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Jackson, Wyoming.
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