Cirque Trail

Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Hole

A trail connecting the Wildflower Trail to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain, a missing link if planning longer runs.

Trail Running Difficult

Distance
3.1 km
Ascent
19 m
Descent
422 m
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
19˚
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Cirque Trail Map

Description

The Cirque Trail is the missing link between the Wildflower Trail and the Granite Canyon Tram Route. The trail connects the top of Bridger Gondola to the top of the Aerial Tram at the summit of Rendezvous Mountain and is runnable by itself, or great as a part of a larger loop.

By itself, the trail is most often run from top to bottom, descending nearly 1,400 feet in two miles. Though it isn't particularly remote, it begins at the 10,450-foot summit of Rendezvous Mountain and ends at 9,100 feet—making it a challenging run nonetheless.

Paired with the Wildflower Trail, it provides a complete route from the bottom of Teton Village to Rendezvous Peak, the top and bottom of the Aerial Tram. For an ambitious trail runner, this could be used to complete a full loop with the Granite Canyon Tram Route.

Difficulty

Difficult

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

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