Combine constant, incredible scenery, great campsites, abundant wildlife, and accessibility and you get the Teton Trail Crest Backpack. Rarely dipping below 8,000 feet, this high route crosses tundra bejeweled with paintbrush and larkspur, offers mesmerizing and constant views of jagged peaks, and lets you camp with center-balcony views of everything.
The signature hike of Grand Teton National Park threads its way along the interior spine of the Teton Range, joining high divides and passes, alpine lakes, and intimate looks at those iconic craggy summits.
This route links hwy 22 to String Lake in Grand Teton National Park, but other approaches are also popular. To start your trek, park at Coal Creek. Continue on the Teton Crest Trail and head north till you reach String Lake. Take the Teton Taxi back to your car.
- Highlights: Spectacular alpine lakes, carpets of lupine, sweeping views
- Near: Grand Teton National Park, WY
- Distance: 37 miles
- Elevation Gain/Loss: 3700 ft
- Hike Time: 4 days
- Difficulty: 8/10
- Trail Condition: well maintained trail
- Best Time: Late Summer, Fall
- Backcountry Permits – Recreation.gov
- GPX File Download: >>CLICK HERE<<
- Dog Friendly: No
- Kid Friendly: No
Getting to Trail head:
From Jackson, Wy: hwy 89 (west) to W. Broadway (straight) to hwy 26 (straight) hwy 22 (right) to trail head.