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The Best Camping in Grand Teton National Park

Looking for the best camping in Grand Teton National Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Grand Teton National Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

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Top camping spots in and near Grand Teton National Park

  • 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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  • 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

    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 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

    Camp on Leigh Lake

    1 mi / 50 ft gain
    Because it's only accessible by canoe, kayak, or foot, the 8 Leigh Lake campsites have a solitary backcountry feel to them while providing all the necessities for an enjoyable night under Mt. Moran in Grand Teton National Park. The western campsites are paddle-in only, while the easter campsites ...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Leigh Lake Trail

    6.98 mi / 325 ft gain
    Leigh Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Moose, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Camp at the Jenny Lake Campground

    5.0
    The Jenny Lake campground is by far the most popular campground in Grand Teton National Park, and there are several reasons for that. However, be aware that it is extremely crowded and will oftentimes fill before 8 AM. If you are looking for a campground with solitude or easy access, this is not ...
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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

    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

    Surprise Lake via Lupine Meadows

    9.69 mi / 2946 ft gain
    Getting Started 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 The trail to Surprise Lake starts relatively level before quickly beginning to ascend after about a t...
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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

    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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  • Moose, Wyoming

    Shadow Mountain

    4.3 mi / 1283 ft gain
    Shadow Mountain is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kelly, Wyoming.
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  • 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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  • 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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