“Views ranging from big mountains to awesome wildflowers - Granite Canyon has it all!
— Tom Robson
Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This glacier carved trail spans from Moose Wilson Rd at ~6,400' all the way to ~8,900', and terminates at an intersection with Fox Creek Pass
. From the trailhead on the road, head past the Teton Village Trail
and enter Granite Canyon proper. From the canyon entrance, the trail ascends at a steady rate, passing South Fork Granite Canyon
on the left, and Open Canyon
on the right.
Granite Canyon follows Granite Creek all the way up to the beautiful alpine Marion Lake, if you take a right on Fox Creek Pass
. Many people choose to pitch a tent here, and enjoy a night in the mountains before either returning to their car, or continuing along the Teton Crest Trail
on Fox Creek Pass
to Death Canyon Shelf
To make this journey a little more manageable, many visitors will ride the famous Jackson Tram to the top of Rendezvous Mountain
, down its namesake trail, and right onto South Fork Granite Canyon
to connect to Granite Canyon.