Rendezvous Mountain via Aerial Tram- 1.3mi / 2.1km
This short hike explores the rocky landscapes along the ridgeline of Rendezvous Mountain with endless views in all directions. Start in Teton Village and purchase your ticket for the dramatic tram ride up to the top of Rendezvous Mountain.
Incredible views in all directions on the way up and at the top are worth the ride up. From the summit, the views to the north, west, and south are dominated by craggy summits. To the east, you look over Teton Village and out to Jackson Hole. The overwhelming landscapes continue as you follow the trail southwest along the ridgeline.
At 0.6mi/0.9km, you reach the junction with a trail that drops into Grand Teton National Park. Continue straight past the junction for better views into Cody Bowl. Explore around, then head back up to the tram and take it back down to your car. (Bring a jacket, hat, and gloves as the ridgeline can be cool and windy, even in the summer.)
This trail is the beginning for the hike to Marion Lake as well as for those looping through Granite Canyon. (See Marion Lake via Aerial Tram, and Granite Canyon via Aerial Tram for descriptions.)
Trailhead: Park at the Jackson Hole Resort near the Aerial Tram in the Teton Village parking lot. Follow the signs to purchase a ride ticket for the tram.
Elevation Gain: 550ft / 165m – Elevation Loss: 550ft / 165m
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