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Trails at Lupine Meadows

Grand Teton National Park

An alpine lake sits at the base of a rocky cliff.
Lupine Meadows offers access into the heart of the Teton Range.

NPS Photo/J. Bonney

Hike to the heart of the Teton Range from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead. To access trails, drive down the Teton Park Road and turn at Lupine Meadows. The Lupine Meadows Trailhead is located one mile down a dirt road.

Multiple hikes from Lupine Meadows include access to backcountry campsites. A backcountry permit is required for all overnight stays in the backcountry.

Always be prepapred when hiking in Grand Teton. Carry water for every member of your group, be alert to your surroundings, and understand your limitations on distance and elevation gain. Trails from Lupine Meadows can hold snow until mid-July. Hikers should use caution when traveling over snow and not attempt trails unless they have previous snow experience and the proper equipment. Wildlife—such as bears—is commonly active in the area. Never approach a wild animal. To check current trail conditions and bear activity, stop at a visitor center to talk with a ranger.
Day and Overnight Hikes
  • Grand Teton National Park

    Garnet Canyon

    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Backcountry Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Lupine Meadows Trailhead
    • Duration: 4–8 Hours
    • Season: Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    Middle Teton rises out of the center of a snowy canyon.

    Travel to the heart of the Teton Range on a strenuous hike into Garnet Canyon.

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  • Grand Teton National Park

    Surprise and Amphitheater Lakes

    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Backcountry Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Lupine Meadows Trailhead
    • Duration: 6–8 Hours
    • Season: Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    Alpine lake surrounded by rocky peaks

    Surprise and Amphitheater is a strenuous trail with significant altitude gain, mountain views, and two alpine lakes.

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Last updated: October 10, 2019