Emma Matilda Lake Loop

For a nice, shorter hike in Grand Teton National Park, walk to Christian Pond, to the Oxbow Bend Overlook, then on to Lookout Rock which is a nice vantage of Emma Matilda Lake. For solitude, continue on and loop around the entire lake. While not as dramatic as other hikes in the Tetons, it still[…]

Christian Pond Loop

An ancient moraine near Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park created Christian Pond. You can hike the short distance to the Christian Pond overlook, passing great birding habitat along the way and turn around to come back for a shorter hike, or continue for a nice loop. Smokey skies dampened our excursion for[…]

Willow Flats

Willow Flats in Grand Teton National Park sits just below Jackson Lake Lodge. The hike follows the original access road through the flats, over an old bridge, past Colter Bay and up to Yellowstone. Now the road is a fairly quiet affair used by the park service, the concessionaires and the occasional hiker through willows,[…]

Lunch Tree Hill

The splendid view from the lawn of Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park looks across Willow Flats and Jackson Lake up to the stately Tetons. A short trail heads up Lunch Tree Hill to the north which only improves the view as you travel through the sagebrush. Jackson Lake Lodge has an incredible[…]

Paintbrush Divide Loop through Paintbrush Canyon and Cascade Canyon

The loop through Paintbrush Divide in Grand Teton National Park travels through the gorgeous Paintbrush Canyon and Cascade Canyon. From the wooded shores of String Lake to the rocky alpine heights of Paintbrush Divide, the views, including those of Grand Teton, are are varied and breathtaking. The air was cool and crisp as we got[…]

Hermitage Point with Heron Pond and Swan Lake

Hiking out to Hermitage Point in Grand Teton National Park takes you past Heron Pond and Swan Lake which makes for a wonderful, varied trip to bodies of water on a level trail. You can go to each one or visit all three for a big loop with great birding. We found the trailhead of[…]

Lakeshore Trail

The Lakeshore Trail in Grand Teton National Park forms a figure-eight shape as it works its way out onto a peninsula that forms Colter Bay’s north shore. This hike gives some wonderful views of Jackson Lake and the Tetons, but spends a large portion of its time in the peninsula’s woods. The waters were perfectly calm[…]