|Address:||Teton Canyon Trail Head, Teton Canyon Road, Alta, WY 83414, USA|
Maps | Directions
|Trail Length:||16.60 miles|
|Elevation Gain:||2635 feet|
Lakes Rivers Streams Trails Wildflowers Pet Friendly Bicycles Motorized Use
Backpack, Hike, and Horseback
The Alaska Basin Trail is a stunning trail through the Jedediah Wilderness near Driggs, Idaho and goes East into Wyoming, just outside of Grand Teton National Park. The trail is wide and has easy terrain for the feet, but it is long, so it's best suited for intermediate to advanced hikers. There are spots on the trail where river crossing is necessary, so be prepared to rock hop, cross logs, or just get your feet wet.
Because the trail is in a wilderness area, rather than a National Park, no overnight camping permits are required; however, open fires are not allowed, so plan on bringing a camping stove. Carry bear spray and, if you are camping, plan on bear proofing your food and waste.
The trail features a variety of landscapes such as lush vegetation and wildflowers (peak season is July to August), rushing rivers and streams, the majestic Teton Mountain Range, and of course, the serene Alaska Basin. There is plenty of wildlife; black bears and moose both have been spotted on the trail. Enjoy their beauty, but please use precaution and respect their territory.
|Teton Canyon Trail to Basin Lakes||15.0 miles Round Trip|
|Basin trail via Teton Shelf||18.4 miles Round Trip|
Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don't feed the wildlife.Read More
From Driggs, Idaho
- Head east on W Bates Rd toward N Main St (69 ft)
- Continue onto E Little Ave (0.5 mi)
- Continue onto Ski Hill RdEntering Wyoming(3.5 mi)
- Continue onto W Alta Ski Hill Rd (2.6 mi)
- Turn right onto Teton Canyon RdDestination will be on the left(4.6 mi)