Teton Crest Trail

Considered by some as the best high altitude hike in the United States, this 36 mile strenuous backpack in Grand Teton National Park gains 7,950 feet. The trail affords spectacular views of the Teton Range, and the high Rockies.

getting there

From WY-22, turn north onto WY-390 (Moose Wilson Road), then turn left onto Teton Village Dr. and continue to Teton Village (6,329 ft).

on the trail

suggested Itinerary

Day 1:  Ride the Jackson Hole Tram to 10,500 ft. Hike 6.1 miles and 802 feet of elevation gain to Upper Granite camp.

Day 2: Hike 5.7 miles and 1,642 feet of elevation to Death Canyon Shelf.

Day 3: Hike 8.6 miles and 2,065 feet of elevation gain to Cascade South Fork.

Day 4: Hike 9.1 miles and  3,129 feet of elevation gain to Holly Lake.

Day 5: Hike 6.4 miles and 315 feet of elevation gain to the Leigh Lake traillhead.

  • Length: 36.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,900 ft
  • 10,700 ft
  • Land Manager: Grand Teton National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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