Taylor Mountain

Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Wyoming
Elevation Gain3,381ft
Trailhead Elevation7,247ft
Elevation Min/Max7246/10342ft
Elevation Start/End7247/7247ft

Taylor Mountain

Taylor Mountain is a hiking trail in Alta, Wyoming. It is within Jedediah Smith Wilderness Area and Caribou-Targhee National Forest. It is 4.2 miles long and begins at 7,247 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,381 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The trail ends near Taylor Mountain (elevation 10,341 feet).

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Dina Mishev
"This challenging-but-doable hike at the southern end of the Tetons takes you past wildflowers and ancient whitebark pine trees to an impressive, high alpine ridge and mountain summit. You’ll feel miles and miles away from civilization, but you’ll never be more than 4 miles from a highway. From the Coal Creek Trailhead parking lot, you’re going to want to head directly north because that’s where the most obvious trail goes. Don’t go north though. This route quickly hits Coal Creek, which is difficult and intimidating to cross without a bridge. During some summers, there is a log across the creek; some summers there is not. Even if there is a log, it feels somewhat sketchy because it’s about 12 feet above the creek, which is rocky and swift." Read more

Trail Information

Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Nearby City
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Trail Guides
Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District; (208) 354-2312
Local Contacts
Summer Travel Map for the Palisades and Teton Basin Ranger Districts Caribou–Targhee National Forest (www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5175992.pdf)
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