Hiking The Teton Crest Trail
The 5th most popular hiking trail in Wyoming.
Tuesday 16 August 2016 03:23 GMT
West of Jackson and Wilson, the Teton Crest Trail is a 35 mile summit-to-summit trek along the main Teton ridges. The route starts near the southern boundary of the park near Moose Creek Divide, runs north over several summits, and then over Hurricane Pass down along the South Fork of Cascade Canyon to Jenny Lake. There are five major passes along the way, along with many alpine lakes and the dramatic traverse of Death Canyon Shelf.
The popular Phillips Canyon Trailhead is located about 4 miles west of Wilson on SR22. Park on SR22 or just up the dirt road on the right. Start hiking north on dirt road.
An alternate starting point is from from the upper Tram stop of Jackson Hole ski area (10,450) and runs north towards Cascade Canyon.
This is a difficult trek requiring ropes and knowledge of their use. Watch for inclimental weather. Backcountry permit is required. This is generally a 5 day, 4 night trek.
Overall, Teton Crest Trail is the 5th most popular hiking trail of all 18 hikes in Wyoming. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Teton Crest Trail including CDT - South Pass City to Big Sandy Lake, Cascade Canyon / Lake Solitude Trail, Cache Creek/Game Creek Loop and Death Canyon Trail.