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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Photograph on Cottonwood Creek

    If you are looking for a location in the Tetons to take some photos that is a little different, this is a great spot. So many people go to Jenny Lake to hike, take the boat or canoes out and do photography, but not many people spend time along this small stream. The wildflowers around this area a...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Hidden Falls & Jenny Lake Loop

    4.1
    7.77 mi / 571 ft gain
    You will find great views of the Tetons throughout this trek, which takes you past the gorgeous Jenny Lake and String Lake, as well as to Hidden Falls, a massive cascade along a river with many other waterfalls and awesome sights. There is also lots of wildlife in this area, including foxes, marm...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Hike to Lake Solitude

    5.0
    16.5 mi / 2600 ft gain
    Start out at South Jenny Lake.You have the option to take a ferry boat to the other side of the lake to make the journey shorter. If you want to take the ferry, it's about $15 and saves you an extra 4 miles RT.So from South Jenny Lake you hike along the south-west shore of Jenny Lake to the inter...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Hike to Jenny Lake's Inspiration Point

    4.7
    2.2 mi / 450 ft gain
    A relatively easy hike. Getting to the trailhead requires a short boat ride across Jenny Lake from the south side. Alternatively, it is possible to walk around the lake as well. Starting from the boat dock, the trail is only a ~0.8 mile climb to Inspiration Point (1.6 miles round trip). Shortly ...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Hike to Lake of the Crags

    6 mi / 2765 ft gain
    The unmarked trek up to Lake of the Crags is a hidden gem in Grand Teton National Park, unknown or untried by many. From the Jenny Lake trailhead, follow the path down to the lake and then around the western edge, headed toward Inspiration Point. Shortly after you enter the tree line, you'll see ...
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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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  • 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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  • Moose, Wyoming

    Scenic Drive Up to Grand Targhee Ski Resort

    5.0
    The scenic drive along Alta Ski Hill Road to Grand Targhee Ski Resort provides many amazing views of the Grand Teton, especially during autumn. The Grand Teton is one of the most spectacular mountain peaks in all of the U.S. People travel the world to come see this specific mountain. Most people,...
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  • Moose, Wyoming

    Photograph the Bison of Grand Teton

    For those trying to find wildlife during their trip to Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Park, this is about as close to a guaranteed sighting as you can get. Heading north on 191 a mile or more past Moose Junction you have the opportunity to witness herds of Bison. It is possible to see them a...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Hidden Falls Trail

    5.0
    1.08 mi / 197 ft gain
    Hidden Falls Trail is a relatively short and easy hiking trail to Hidden Falls in Grand Teton National Park. To access this trail you can either hike here from the Jenny Lake Trailhead or the Leigh Lake Trailhead, or take a much quicker route by ferrying across Jenny Lake to the start of the Hidd...
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  • Irwin, Idaho

    Scenic Autumn Drive around Palisades Reservoir

    5.0
    If you're heading to Grand Teton National Park from Idaho Falls and are looking to take the most scenic route, make sure to take US 26 E through Palisades Reservoir. The fall colors light up the mountain sides for 20 miles as you drive along the windy road. There are multiple pull offs to capture...
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  • Jackson, Wyoming

    Whitewater Raft the Grand Canyon of the Snake River

    5.0
    If you have never been whitewater rafting, you should definitely go for the first time to the Grand Canyon of the Snake River. It's an amazing experience, and you can float the river in about two hours depending on the water levels. Afterwards, you can spend the rest of the day at nearby Jackson ...
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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

    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

    Paddle String Lake and Leigh Lake

    4.5
    Whether you have your own canoe, kayak, or stand up paddle board or you need to rent, paddling the String Lake and Leigh Lake circuit is a less beaten path through Grand Teton National Park. Upon entering the park (or whenever you're ready for this portion of your trip), head straight for Dornan'...
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  • Jenny Lake, Wyoming

    Paintbrush Canyon to Holly Lake

    5.0
    12.84 mi / 2575 ft gain
    This day-long adventure takes off from the Paintbrush Canyon Trailhead. The trailhead is located north of the very popular Jenny Lake along String Lake Rd. It took us about 7 and half hours including an hour lunch break to hike up and down from about 6,900 feet to 9,300 feet, an early start is de...
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