5 Best Hikes in Grand Teton National Park – Wyoming, USA
Grand Teton National Park is an American national park in northwestern Wyoming. At approximately 310,000 acres (1,300 km2), the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long (64 km) Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole.
Grand Teton National Park is only 10 miles (16 km) south of Yellowstone National Park, to which it is connected by the National Park Service–managed John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway.
Along with surrounding national forests, these three protected areas constitute the almost 18-million-acre (73,000-square-kilometer) Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the world’s largest intact mid-latitude temperate ecosystems.
Efforts to preserve the region as a national park began in the late 19th century, and in 1929 Grand Teton National Park was established, protecting the Teton Range’s major peaks.
In our National Park adventure, we hike to 4 amazing lakes, and we even ran into a Mama bear with her Cub. We also visited Schwabacher Landing for another incredible encounter with a Moose. Our adventure was filled with gorgeous nature, Marmots, bison and more.
Woodland Trail Loop: 03:32
Woodland Trail Bear Encounter: 06:12
Jenny Lake: 08:14
Driving to Jackson for Breakfast: 10:09
Leigh Lake: 10:33
Lunch at Jackson Hole: 12:43
Schwabacher’s Landing Moose Encounter: 14:02
Taggart Lake: 14:53
Bonus-Beautiful Wyoming: 17:50
Phelps Lake is located in Grand Teton National Park, in the U. S. state of Wyoming. The natural lake is located at the entrance to Death Canyon in the southern section of the park. A number of hiking trails can be found near the lake, the most popular being a 1.8-mile roundtrip hike to the Phelps Lake overlook. This moderate loop trail provides access to Phelps Lake as well as views into Death Canyon and the southern end of the Teton Range. Start the trail from the Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve and follow the trail as it loops Phelps Lake. Those looking to extend the hike can add the Aspen Ridge or Boulder Ridge trails on the way to and from the lake.
The Jenny Lake Trail is a 7.1-mile long hiking trail which circles Jenny Lake, located in Grand Teton National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The trail begins at the Jenny Lake campground or can be accessed at several other trailheads.
Jenny Lake is located in Grand Teton National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The lake was formed approximately 12,000 years ago by glaciers pushing rock debris which carved Cascade Canyon during the last glacial maximum, forming a terminal moraine which now impounds the lake.
The Leigh Lake Trail is a 5-mile long hiking trail in Grand Teton National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming. For its entire length, it is also part of the Valley Trail. The trail starts at the Leigh Lake trailhead and follows the eastern shores of String and Leigh Lakes and extends to Trapper Lake.
Schwabacher’s Landing is a spot on the Snake River, almost exactly east of Grand Teton, where the terrain flattens out and allows easy access to the river. There is a dirt road coming off the main highway and down to various trailheads. There is a four-mile hiking trail that meanders along the banks of the Snake River past beaver dams and partially chewed trees. Throughout the hike are picturesque views of the Teton Mountains and their reflections in the water.
The Taggart Lake Trail is a 3-mile (4.8 km) long round-trip hiking trail in Grand Teton National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The trail is accessed from the Taggart Lake trailhead and provides access to Taggart Lake, with views of the lake and the Teton Range. At Taggart Lake, the trail intercepts the Valley Trail, which heads north towards Bradley Lake or south to Death Canyon. Using the Valley Trail and the Bradley Lake Trail, a loop hike starting from the Taggart Lake Trailhead is 5.9 mi (9.5 km) long.