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Hiking & Trail Running

The entire Targhee-Yellowstone-Teton area is a hiker's paradise. Hikes from 30 minutes to several hours are available from the Resort or just a short jaunt down the road. Take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the mountain and enjoy breathtaking views of the Teton Range from our summit viewing platform. Guided hikes available.

Grand Targhee Resort Hikes

Ricks Basin

2-4 mile loop
Elevation gain: 100 feet
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
This route takes you through beautiful wildflower meadows and provides fabulous views of Teton Valley. You have options of shorter or longer loops within the Basin and can extend your hike to Quakie Ridge.

Mary's Saddle

2.5 miles one way
Elevation gain: 500 feet
Difficulty: Moderate
Mary's Saddle offers incredible vistas of the Tetons and Teton Canyon. The trail starts at the top of the Dreamcatcher chair lift.

Lightning Peak

4.6 miles one way
Elevation gain: 500 feet
Difficulty: Moderate
This hike offers fields of wildflowers and great views of the massive west face of the Grand Teton and Teton Valley.

The Summit Trail

This Teton View Nature Trail begins at the observation deck just a short walk north from the summit of the Dreamcatcher scenic chairlift. This rocky path follows the Fred’s Mountain summit ridge as it crests north through alpine plants and world class views of the Grand Tetons.

Teewinot Nature Trail

The Teewinot Nature Trail is a short self-guided interpretive trail that meanders through aspen groves, an old growth Douglas Fir forest, and wildflower meadows. This self-guided interpretive trail begins near the Teewinot lodge and guides you to discover local ecology with twelve points of interest. You will discover where red squirrels eat their meals, and walk along rocks that were transported by glaciers to hat very trail.
Total distance: 0.68 km (0.4 mi)
Average hiking time: 30 min

Regional Hiking

Teton Canyon Trailhead

Just 5 miles up Ski Hill Road from Teton Valley Cabins. Turn right after the cattle guard after the very small town of Alta. This dirt road follows the creek along the left and ends at two trailheads. The lower trailhead leads to Table Mountain Trail, a moderate/difficult 12.4 mile round trip hike through meadows of wildflowers and eventually up a scenic ridge to the summit of Table Mountain. The upper trailhead leads to Alaska Basin, a 10 mile round trip along gentle, moderate, and beautiful terrain. Either one of these hikes can be turned into a gentle out and back hike for families.

Darby Creek

Turn left onto Darby Road about 2 miles south of downtown Driggs. Follow this road east to Darby Trailhead. The trails split either north or south of the creek. Spectacular views are offered on either side. Take the south fork to visit the Darby Wind & Ice Caves, a 6.4 mile moderate round trip. If you enter the caves, make sure to bring warm clothes and a headlamp/flashlight.

Hidden Corral Basin

At the northern end of the wilderness, Hidden Corral Basin provides a fine loop hike. Locals (primarily those on horseback) crowd this area on late-summer weekends. Get to the trailhead by driving north from Tetonia on Idaho Highway 32 to Lamont, then turn north on a gravel road. Follow it one mile and then turn right (east) onto Coyote Meadows Road. The trailhead is approximately 10 miles up, where the road dead-ends. An eight-mile trail parallels South Bitch Creek (the name Bitch Creek comes from the French word for a female deer, biche) to Hidden Corral, where you may see moose. Be sure to bring a fishing pole to try for the cutthroats.

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