Hiking in the Tetons is an experience you will never forget. In summer, the days stretch long, and while the park boasts over 200 miles of hikeable trails, it only takes around 2 hours to drive from one end of the park to the other. Expect crowds in the peak seasons, and make sure you get on the trail early!
Breathtakingly beautiful and easily accessible, it’s no wonder this is one of the most popular hikes in
the park. We recommend taking the ferry across Jenny Lake before setting off to explore the glacially carved canyon. This is an out ‘out-and-back’ hike allowing you to decide the distance – the farther you hike the less people you will see! Enjoy your lunch in the canyon. If you come down from your hike and still have more left in your legs, the walk around String Lake is also stunning, and a great addition to your afternoon. String Lake is also one of the warmer lakes in the area if you fancy a swim!
This hike is pure bliss. In 1927 John D. Rockefeller purchased a vast expanse of land with the intention of
donating this land to the National Park. He retained a 3,000 acre section surrounding Phelps lake to function as the JY Ranch, their families private vacation property. In 2001, Laurance S. Rockefeller donated the land, along with a substantial grant to maintain the land. Be sure not to skip the visitor center, which is dedicated to the sensory experience of visiting the park. If it is a warm day and you want to brave the water, consider a jump in at the famous Jump Rock on the north-west corner of the lake. Want to make this hike a bit longer? Heading back into Death Canyon is always a great option, especially in the early summer months where it fills with wildflowers.
This 5.5 mile loop that will take you two visits two of the six glacially formed lakes within the park. With mild elevation gain, this hike is perfect for those hoping to hike lakeside with the backdrop of the majestic Teton peaks, and is great for families or those with limited mobility