How do I get a Teton Crest Trail permit?

Advance reservations are only available online during this time period. If you have any questions about permits or require trip planning assistance, please contact a ranger at Grand Teton National Park (307) 739-3309. Backcountry permits only available in person on a first-come first-serve basis.

Do you need a permit to hike the Teton Crest Trail?

In Grand Teton, you can apply for a permit reservation at from early January through May 15—and most reservable backcountry camping, including all camping zones along the Teton Crest Trail, often get booked up soon after the system starts accepting reservations (at 8 a.m. Mountain Time usually on the …

Do you need a permit for the Tetons?

A permit is not required for climbing in Grand Teton National Park; however, you must obtain a permit when staying overnight in the backcountry or bivouac at the Jenny Lake Ranger Station. Learn more about Climbing and Mountaineering in Grand Teton.

How long does the Teton Crest Trail take?

4-6 days
Most people complete the Teton Crest Trail in 4-6 days.

When can I hike the Teton Crest Trail?

Best Time to Travel In general, July through September is the best time to hike the Teton Crest Trail, but in some years you may still be able to safely hike as late as early October. Snowpack is a key factor for trip planning in this area, as snow can linger on passes until late in the year.

How long does it take to do the Teton Crest Trail?

Does Grand Teton have timed entry?

Grand Teton National Park does not require reservations for entrance or pre-purchasing of your entrance fees. All passes except the Individual Pass admit the passholder and up to 15 passengers of a single, private (non-commercial) vehicle.

Can You camp on the Teton Crest Trail without a permit?

The Teton Crest Trail also has a few alternative camping spots, located outside the park boundaries, that you are able to camp at without a permit: Alaska Basin and Fox Creek Pass. Many backpackers choose these options because they either couldn’t get the permits they wanted or they are trying to complete the trail without permits.

Is it safe to cross divides on the Teton Crest Trail?

If you are planning to cross any divides before late July, and do not have the skills for safe use of an ice axe on steep snowfields, consider an alternate route. Crossing a divide or pass is essential when traveling on the Teton Crest Trail and for loop trips.

What kind of navigation do I need for the Grand Teton Crest Trail?

The Grand Teton Crest Trail is very well marked so you shouldn’t find yourself lost, but you should still bring navigation with you. Anytime I am traveling in the backcountry, I always bring my Garmin InReach Explorer+.

How many miles is the Grand Teton Crest Trail?

All 35-45 miles, depending on your route, of the Teton Crest Trail traverses Grand Teton National Park, the Jedidiah Smith Wilderness, and two national forests: Bridger-Teton and Caribou Targhee. While millions of hikers will just experience the surface of the Grand Teton Mountains, you’ll be fully immersed in her wild wilderness, away from crowds.