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day-tripper-83

Where to hike in the Grand Tetons?

by day-tripper-83 »

Hello - we are headed to the Grand Tetons for a few days this summer, and will be staying at the Signal Mountain Lodge. I was hoping any experts in the area could help me out with some suggestions for a few hikes.  Generally speaking we're looking for some moderate hikes within the vicinity of the lodge. Primarily we are wishing to see some great scenery on these hikes. Wildlife would be secondary on our wish list.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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cinnamongirl

RE: Where to hike in the Grand Tetons?

by cinnamongirl »

There are quite a few hikes in the Jackson Lake area that meet your criteria. In the Colter Bay area is the hike to Hermitage Point, which offers outstanding views of almost the entire Teton range across the lake. You'll have great opportunities for spotting a variety of wildlife in many places along this route as well.
 
Garnet Canyon is another outstanding hike. Black bears are frequently spotted along the trail before actually reaching the canyon itself.
 
Both Taggart Lake and the Phelps Lake Loop also offer outstanding scenery and opportunities for spotting a variety of wildlife.
 
Of the 4 hikes, Taggart Lake will likely be the most crowded - depending on the timing of your trip, and the timing of your hike. Your best opportunities for spotting wildlife are in the mornings. Starting early will also help you avoid the crowds. 
 
Hope this helps!

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day-tripper-83

RE: Where to hike in the Grand Tetons?

by day-tripper-83 »

Thank you - will look into these - all sound pretty good.

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