Hike the world class Teton Crest Trail through Grand Teton National Park

Tom’s experience on the Teton Crest Trail:

The Teton Crest Trail is a world class mountain hike through Grand Teton National Park.
Teton Crest Trail GTNP

The Teton Crest Trail follows along the Tetons on the other side of the mountains from the popular campgrounds in the national park.

Teton Crest Trail Hike

The trail is very popular and you will see other people along it but the deeper you are in the mountains the less people you will pass.

Teton Crest Trail Wyoming

 

We took a short cut when we hiked this and took the Teton Village Tram up to cut down a lot of the elevation on the first day.

Hiking Teton Crest Trail

 

It was really fun and I would recommend it however it is more expensive than hiking it yourself.

Teton Crest Trail Grand Teton National Park

There were a lot of hang gliders that were going from the summit of the tram which were fun to watch.

Grand Teton National Park Teton Crest Trail

From there we hiked past Marion Lake to Fox Creek Pass.

GTNP Teton Crest Trail
We were unable to get permits for the locations we wanted/needed in order to hike it in the time frame we had.

Through Hike Teton Crest Trail

Because of that we had to camp outside of the national park where permits are not required.

Wildflowers Teton Crest Trail

We also climbed to the top of a small spire that was outside of the national park. It was a fun climb that was exposed on loose rocks but we all made it safely. On day two we went from just below Fox Creek Pass to Alaska Basin.

Teton Crest Trail Wildflowers

The trail through this area had some wonderful wildflowers especially Alaska Basin. It was really fun and we spent a ton of time taking the scenery in.

Teton Crest Trail

Since we didn’t have permits we had to spend the night in Alaska Basin which is outside of the national park. On day three we went from Alaska Basin down Cascade Canyon to String Lake Trailhead.

Teton Crest Trail Photos

This portion of the trail had the best views of the mountains and was also very pretty. We took a side route and went up to Ice Flow lake which was really neat.

Teton Crest Trail Through Hike

The views of the Tetons were gorgeous and we didn’t have any problem with wildlife. Dogs are not allowed on the backcountry trails in Teton National Park.

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Trail Info: The trail requires multiple cars or a shuttle but the trailheads are not very far apart and it is a short drive. You can put in at multiple places but the traditional Teton Crest Trail starts outside of the park at Coal Creek but you can enter from any of the canyons or from the Teton Village Tram. The trail ends at the String Lake Trailhead.

GPS:

Teton Village Tram:  43.597277,-110.870697

Marion Lake:  43.624031,-110.928376

Alaska Basin:  43.696675,-110.850195

String Lake Trailhead:  43.784325,-110.726395

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Check out the peaceful Jumpoff Canyon

Tom’s experience at Jumpoff Canyon:

Jumpoff Canyon is a short loop hike in Ogden, Utah.

Jump Off Canyon Trail

You start off hiking almost in backyards as you follow the trail, but eventually you hike past them and come out above them with a great view of Ogden.

Jump Off Canyon Hike

There are plenty of signs to help guide you along the trail. I would recommend hiking the loop clockwise and following the north trail.

Hiking Jump Off Canyon

Eventually you will reach a service road that Pine View Water uses to service the open canal along the mountainside. Be careful if water is flowing in the canal, it could be dangerous for little children if they fell in.

Hike Jump Off Canyon

Hike along the canal for a bit and then follow the trail back down to your car. It really isn’t a very spectacular hike but it could make for a fun bike ride.

Jump Off Canyon Ogden

Dogs are allowed but must be on leash.

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Trail Info: The trail is located across the street from the St. James Catholic Church near 450 N. Harrison Blvd. There is only parking for about 8 cars but there is plenty of other parking near the trailhead.

GPS:

Harrison Trailhead:     41.266626,-111.947409

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