Guidebook

Top Jackson WY Hikes: Trails for Everyone

Read on for some of the many scenic hikes around Jackson Hole.

Description

Jackson Hole is known for its spectacular and challenging hikes but fear not! Jackson has actually got a bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re looking for something casual, dog friendly, or an epic adventure.

Leigh Lake is a flat family-friendly hike, where your little ones can play around the white sand shoreline of a beautiful beach. If you’re looking for something more challenging, you may want to give Death Canyon a whirl. While its name sounds foreboding, it may actually surprise you with its beautiful views: mountain lakes, pine-filled canyons, wildflowers, and wildlife. It’s a challenging hike overall but the first 1.2 miles to Phelps Lake Overlook is doable for families and offers a good turnaround point.

Just northwest of Jackson you’ll find the Grand Teton National Park, where you can hike the Teton Crest Trail. We’ve split up the 35-mile Teton Crest Trail into five separate adventures, all of which offer their own gems. You will not be disappointed if you choose to go via Paintbrush Canyon towards the Divide. It’s a long but rewarding hike where you’ll savour entire views of the Teton Crest.

Sources:
https://www.planetware.com/wyoming/top-rated-hiking-trails-in-jackson-hole-us-wy-22.htm
https://www.outdoorproject.com/adventures/wyoming/hikes/delta-lake
https://www.outdoorproject.com/adventures/wyoming/hikes/teton-crest-trail
https://rootsrated.com/stories/10-best-jackson-hole-hikes

Delta Lake
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Delta Lake

Grand Teton National Park
3 - 4 hrs
11.0 km
700 m
700 m
A day hike to one of the prettiest lakes in the Tetons!
Difficult
Private
Static Peak from Teton Crest Trail
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Static Peak from Teton Crest Trail

Grand Teton National Park
2 - 3 hrs
11.0 km
560 m
560 m
A must-do side trip off the Teton Crest Trail.
Extreme
Private
Butler Fork Loop
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Butler Fork Loop

Wasatch Backcountry
2 - 3 hrs
11.0 km
610 m
608 m
This is a 7 mile loop with 2,000 feet of elevation that passes through thick woods and opens up with breathtaking views across the canyon.
Difficult
Private
Death Canyon Hike to Teton Crest Trail

Death Canyon Hike to Teton Crest Trail

Grand Teton National Park
4 - 5 hrs
17.5 km
1,086 m
272 m
A moderate hike in to camp above Death Canyon
Difficult
Private
Teton Crest Trail: Rendezvous Mountain to Death Canyon Shelf
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Teton Crest Trail: Rendezvous Mountain to Death Canyon Shelf

Jackson Hole
3 - 4 hrs
16.1 km
599 m
892 m
Open vistas abound on the beautiful first day of the famous Teton Crest Trail.
Moderate
Private
Teton Crest Trail: Death Canyon Shelf to Alaska Basin
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Teton Crest Trail: Death Canyon Shelf to Alaska Basin

1 - 2 hrs
6.7 km
205 m
180 m
A splendid day along the Teton Crest in which you reach peaceful Alaska Basin
Easy
Private
Teton Crest Trail: Alaska Basin to North Fork Cascade Canyon
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Teton Crest Trail: Alaska Basin to North Fork Cascade Canyon

Grand Teton National Park
3 - 4 hrs
16.1 km
609 m
900 m
One of the most beautiful sections of trail in the Tetons.
Difficult
Private
Teton Crest Trail: North Fork Cascade Canyon to Leigh Lake Trailhead (via Cascade Canyon)
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Teton Crest Trail: North Fork Cascade Canyon to Leigh Lake Trailhead (via Cascade Canyon)

2 - 3 hrs
12.8 km
84 m
603 m
One final stretch through beautiful Cascade Canyon
Moderate
Private
Teton Crest Trail: North Fork Cascade Canyon to Leigh Lake Trailhead (via Paintbrush Canyon)
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Teton Crest Trail: North Fork Cascade Canyon to Leigh Lake Trailhead (via Paintbrush Canyon)

4 - 5 hrs
17.3 km
692 m
1,211 m
An epic final day on the Teton Crest Trail.
Difficult
Private