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Garden Ridge Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
80% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 730' 222 m
Descent: -139' -43 m
High: 9,397' 2,864 m
Low: 8,795' 2,681 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Trail shared by Jeff Fullmer

A spectacular ridge with views of the Grand Tetons, Mt. Baird and all the other peaks in the area.

Jeff Fullmer

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Try not to trip as you are running and taking in the views!

Description

Getting here is the difficult part, but well worth the effort. On the Idaho side Big Elk Creek Trail (Lower) to Dry Canyon or North Indian Creek to the Garden Canyon Trail lead to this ridge.

High peaks will meet your gaze as you look out over the expansive landscape and deep steep canyons lay below. There are no shortcuts off of this ridge, stay on the trail. Being surrounded by a meadow of wildflowers up to your waist and the Tetons off in the distance is an impressive sight and well worth the effort.

If you came up to the ridge via the Garden Canyon Trail or any other canyon, you'll be treated with an overview of what you just traveled up. The trail can fade off at points, but when in doubt just check this map in the Trail Run Project mobile app. The points where the trail will sometimes disappear are where there are thick meadows of flowers and brush. This is a good connector ridge and can lead you onto other ridges or other canyons.

Flora & Fauna

A vast amount of various wildflowers can be found on this ridge. Bear, deer, elk and mountain goats can be found in the area.

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At the intersection to Overall Basin, Overall Ridge, and the Garden Ridge trails. The Grand Teton in the background and some floral photography in the foreground. :)
Sep 6, 2017 near Hoback, WY
At the beginning of the ridge on the Garden Canyon side looking back towards the south/west.
Sep 6, 2017 near Hoback, WY
Looking down into Garden Canyon.
Sep 6, 2017 near Hoback, WY
Mt. Baird (Bonneville County's high point) can be seen just to the right of the trees.
Sep 6, 2017 near Hoback, WY

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