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Garnet Canyon Hike

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 Hike into the heart of the Teton range

You should be in good shape and experienced at hiking to do this one. It is about 8.4 miles round trip and will take you from 4 to 8 hours with an elevation gain of 2,500 ft. Whew! So worth it, though, if you are up to the challenge.

So here's how to get there. You'll start at Lupine Meadows Trailhead located south of Jenny Lake, and you will switchback up to Three-Mile Junction, then you will follow the trail left towards Garnet Canyon. Follow this trail another mile until you reach a boulder field. Some skill is required to cross the boulder field, and again, you should be physically fit and comfortable with route-finding before attempting to cross it. 

Once you get into the canyon, you will find yourself surrounded by some of the more prominent peaks in the range, including Nez Perce, South and Middle Teton, the Grand Teton, and Disappointment Peak. But you won't be disappointed. I promise!

If you do plan to try this hike, please stop by the Jenny Lake Ranger Station to speak with a backcountry ranger about conditions and so they will know you are up there. It's best to check back in with them when returning, so they will know you are okay.

I hope you enjoy the hike, and maybe see you out on the trail! =]:)

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