Where to Find Waterfalls in Grand Teton National Park

Snow Melt Waterfalls in South Fork

Grand Teton National Park is known for its rugged and picturesque mountains, its sweeping views, and abundant wildlife. One thing people notice that’s not easily available however, are the waterfalls you’d expect to see pouring off of the eastern face of the Tetons. With a few tricks however, many waterfalls can still be found, some of them relatively easily. Jackson …

Phillips Pass via Teton Crest Trail

Hiker in Large Alpine Meadow

Distance: 4.4 miles (one way) Difficulty: Strenuous Best time of year: Spring, Summer, Fall For those that don’t have the time and/or energy to hike the full Teton Crest Trail, the in-and-out hike to Phillips Pass is an easily accessible segment. Since the trail starts out at 7,800 feet already, the elevation change isn’t as bad as other areas along …

Ski Lake

Ski Lake and Evergreen Trees

Distance: 2.1 miles Difficulty: Moderate Best time of year: Summer, Fall Ski Lake is a very popular hike among locals. It’s outside of Grand Teton National Park, which means it doesn’t have a big tourist draw. Likewise, it’s not the most spectacular lake in the Teton Mountains, but it is beautiful and nestled near the treeline of the southern Tetons. …

Mary’s Nipple and Peak 9943

Hiker on Peak 9943

Distance: 1.3 miles Difficulty: Intermediate Best time of year: Summer, Fall Last hiked: 2016 July Mary’s Nipple and Peak 9943 are perfect if you’ve ever wanted to climb a peak in the Tetons, but didn’t want to go more than a few miles. The top of the Dreamcatcher Lift at Grand Targhee provides access to a trail that brings you …

Bannock Trail

Bannock Trail on Rocky Ridgeline

Distance: 3 miles (one way) Difficulty: Strenuous Best time of year: Spring, Summer, Fall Last hiked: 2016 September The Bannock Trail is a great way to experience all the dramatic elevation change that Grand Targhee has to offer. The trail brings you through stunning aspen groves and up to rocky ledges that overlook massive canyons and basins in the Teton …