Lupine Meadows Trailhead

Steep mountains form a U shaped canyon. Conifers grip the mountains side at lower elevations.
Garnet Canyon

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Quick Facts

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Restroom

Most hikers and climbers approaching "Les Trois Tétons" depart from the Lupine Meadows trailhead. Conifers canopy the first part of the trail giving way to shrub-covered slopes with views of the valley. The trail splits three miles up from the trailhead. The north fork climbs to Surprise and Amphitheater lakes at the base of Disappointment Peak. The south fork wraps around into Garnet Canyon with a stunning view of the Middle Teton. Garnet Canyon trail is the primary access route for climbing the Grand Teton.

Amphitheater Lake
10.1 miles RT, 7 hours, 3000 ft total climbing, Strenuous.
Hike to glacial lakes surrounded by meadows. Disappointment Peak towers above.

Garnet Canyon
8.4 miles RT, 6 hours, 2650 ft total climbing, Strenuous.
Trail climbs into Garnet Canyon offering spectacular views of the Middle Teton.


Access the Lupine Meadows Trailhead from the Teton Park Road one mile south of South Jenny Lake Junction. Turn west and follow a gravel road for about one and a half miles.

Things to Know

Visitor services include gravel parking lot, a vault toilet, bear food storage boxes and a trailhead sign. Remember to bring water with you.

Bears may be active any place and at any time-travel in groups, make noise and carry bear spray.

Backcountry camping requires a permit-pick one up at a backcountry permits office. Overnight parking is only allowed with a backcountry permit, no camping in parking lot.

Name Origin

Silver lupine blooms in the meadow during early summer.

Grand Teton National Park

Last updated: November 7, 2021