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 are available from our Resort Naturalists.
Grand Targhee Resort Hikes
Mileage: 3.2 miles one way
Elevation Gain/Loss: 1800’
This Hiking-only trail meanders through aspen groves before traversing through a diverse Forest beyond the Blackfoot lift. The trail follows our northern boundary, overlooking the Jedediah Smith Wilderness and northern Teton Range. This trail finishes at our Summit Observation Platform near the top of the Dreamcatcher chairlift.
Mileage: ½ mile one way
Elevation Gain/Loss: +/- 75 feet
This short Ridge Line Trail connects the Summit Observation Platform to the Summit Nature Center, and continues to the Marmot Trail. This rocky path follows the Fred’s Mountain ridge line as it crests north through alpine plants and world class views of the Grand Teton Mountains.
Mileage: ¾ mile
Elevation Gain/Loss: 500’
Difficulty: Moderate (tricky footing)
This hiking trail continues from the south end of the Summit Trail. The Marmot Trail traverses rocky slopes and sub-alpine meadows to connect with the Mary’s Saddle trail. Listen for Marmots and Pikas (they make a meep sound) as you switchback among Limber Pine & Whitebark Pine trees.
Mary’s Saddle Trail
Mileage: 1 mile
Elevation Gain/Loss: 500’
The Mary’s Saddle Trail offers incredible vistas of the Tetons and the expansive Teton Canyon. This trail sweeps across talus slopes. Look for sub-alpine wildflowers and listen for Pikas.
Teton Canyon Overlook
Mileage: 3 miles
Elevation Gain/Loss: 1600’
This trail can be accessed by one of our service roads or the Peaked Multi-use Trail (24). Once you reach the overlook you can look down into the north and south forks of Teton Canyon, as well as view the Grand Teton Cathedral Group originally known as les trois tétons.
Mileage: 2.4 miles
Elevation Gain/Loss: 696’
This trail switchbacks up Peaked Mountain just north of the Sacajawea chairlift area. Access the peaked trail from Andy’s trail (18). Wildflowers bloom well into July along the Peaked Mountain slopes. Enjoy a hike along the Peaked Ridge with views of Grand Targhee Resort, Teton Valley and the expansive Teton Canyon.
Mileage: 1.6 miles
Elevation Gain/Loss: 321’
Named in honor of Grand Targhee Resort’s lead trail builder Andy Williams, this trail traverses to Lightning Ridge giving you views of Treasure Mountain and the Grand Tetons. This loop trail overlooks the Mill Creek and Spring Creek drainage’s and Teton Canyon; leading hikers through mountain meadows of wildflowers and mixed forests.
Mileage: 2.5 miles
Elevation Gain/Loss: 308’
This trails name says it all. Shady Aspen groves full of birds keeps you cool on a hot summer day.
More Cowbell Trail
Mileage: 1.1 miles
Elevation Gain/Loss: 478’
This trail is above Perma-Grin, often hiked together as a loop counter clockwise. Expansive views of the resort base area and Teton Valley as you climb up this forested trail north of the blackfoot lift.
Ricks Basin Trails
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
The Rick’s Basin trails take you through beautiful wildflower meadows and mixed forests, providing fabulous views of Teton Valley and South Leigh Canyon. You have options of shorter or longer loops within the Basin.
Ricks Basin Trail
Mileage: 1.2 miles
Elevation Gain/Loss: 129’
This trail swerves down the center of Rick’s Basin, connecting to Quakie Ridge.
Mileage: 0.6 miles
Elevation Gain/Loss: 56’
Snowdrift trail is a great trail for viewing wildflowers during the early summer. You’ll get views of the northern ski slopes of Grand Targhee and Teton Valley.
Quakie Ridge Trail
Mileage: 2.7 Miles
Elevation Gain/Loss: 461’
This winding trail takes you along our northwest boundary, curving through aspens, spruce and wildflower meadows.
North Woods Trail
Mileage: 0.7 miles
Elevation Gain/Loss: 175’
This trail winds through the woods near Quakie Ridge. A short trail that leads you through aspens and spruce trees.
Mileage: 1.1 Mile
Elevation Gain/Loss: 92’
This trail enters the forest near parking lot 4. Along this trail you’ll pass spruce and aspen groves, winding gently through wildflower meadows.
Jolly Green Giants
Mileage: 1.5 Miles
Elevation Gain/Loss: 350’
This fun trail winds through old growth Douglas Fir trees, giving you views of Treasure Mountain and Teton Valley. This trail is also our fat bike trail in the winter season!
Teewinot Nature Trail
Mileage: ½ Mile
Elevation Gain/Loss: 74’
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 fourteen points of interest. You will discover where red squirrels eat their meals, and walk along rocks that were transported by glaciers.
Hiking & Running Information
This is a multi-use trail system (motorized vehicles and horses not allowed). Bikers must yield to hikers. Pets must be under control at all times. Please clean up after your pet. Smoking is prohibited.
Be sensitive to your surroundings. Wet trails are vulnerable to erosion and damage. Stay on existing trails, respect signage, and please pack out your trash.
Know your equipment, your ability, and the area in which you are traveling. Be prepared and carry the necessary gear for changes in weather and other conditions.
Be Bear Aware
Are you prepared to avoid one? Be alert, make noise, carry bear spray, avoid hiking alone, and do not run. For more information and tips, read about Staying Safe in Bear Country from Wyoming Game & Fish Department.