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Teewinot Mountain

Grand Teton National Park

Dare I say it... the best views in Grand Teton National Park? I think so! Teewinot mountain is an absolute stunner of a peak to climb in GTNP. High Class 4 and exposure present.

Hiking Extreme

4.6 km
1.6 km
0 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
3.7 km
Teewinot Mountain Map

The summit of Teewinot mountain boasts grandiose views of the North Face of the Grand Teton. This mountain does not play around as you gain around 5,500 ft. in a mere 2.5 miles. Steep! In addition, there is a class 4 crux that many consider to be low class 5, and many bring ropes for. I completed it without ropes, although downclimbing was a bit nerve racking. In comparison to Colorado 14ers, I would say Teewinot is harder than most, except perhaps the foure great traverses. Regardless, give it a shot, stay safe, and turn around it the going gets above your comfort level. Please see additional resources here to safely plan your route:




Scrambling up mountains and along technical trails with moderate fall exposure. Handholds are necessary to navigate the trail in its entirety, although they are not necessary at all times. Some obstacles can be very large and difficult to navigate, and the grades can often be near-vertical. The challenge of the trail and the steepness of the grade results in very strenuous hiking. Hikes of this difficulty blur the lines between "hiking" and "climbing".

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between August and September


  • Alpine
  • Summit Hike

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