Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a stunning hiking paradise. Yet there are plenty of hikes outside of Grand Teton National Park that offer great adventure and remarkable beauty.
Snake River Mountains
The Black Canyon to Old Pass Road Loop is a strenuous 11 mile loop in the Snake River Mountains, connecting two canyons from the Old Pass Road Trailhead.
Pole Canyon is a strenuous 3.1 mile hike in the northern Snake River Mountains that reaches an exposed ridge, providing stunning views of Teton Valley and the nearby Teton Mountains.
The Big Rocks Trail is a moderate 2.7 mile hike that meanders past glacial boulders in the northern foothills of the Snake River Mountains.
The Hillbender and Grumpy Loop is made up of two trails found in the Mike Harris trail network. It offers both scenic vistas of the surrounding area, as well as lots of time in a deep and old forest, giving hikers an intimate view of the mature woods.
Mount Elly is an easily accessible peak in the northern Snake River Mountain Range, topping out at 9,262 feet above sea level. The hike to the summit is relatively easy, beginning along Highway 22 at Teton Pass at 8,424 feet above sea level, leaving only 800 feet to gain over 2 miles.