Rendezvous Mountain and Granite Canyon

Moose, Wyoming 83012

Rendezvous Mountain and Granite Canyon

Rendezvous Mountain and Granite Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"This is the only hike in Grand Teton National Park that starts at the top of a mountain and goes to the valley floor, a perfect choice for hikers who don’t like to climb hills. It makes a day hike or overnighter loop with a good shuttle option.

The trip actually starts in the valley floor at Teton Village at the aerial tramway to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. The tram starts running at 9:00 A.M. and runs about every fifteen minutes until 7:30 P.M. There is a small fee, but it’s worth it. The only other option to get to the top of 10,450-foot Rendezvous Mountain is a 6.6-mile climb up the tram service road."

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"A scenic, mostly downhill route with overnight option."

"Where else in the United States can you fill your lungs with such rarefied alpine air so early in the morning? This route is spectacular—and 95 percent downhill—so it gets traffic whenever the weather is decent and the tram is in service.

Lower Granite Canyon is a riot of vegetation and wildlife. At times, there are so many birds and critters flitting about that it feels busy even when no other hikers are around."

Rendezvous Mountain and Granite Canyon Reviews

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8/20/2009
This was easily the most incredible hike I've experienced around Jackson Hole (and I live here). The amazing landscape (views of the Tetons from South, West and North) was perfectly complemented with an equally impressive display of wildflowers. From the lush canyons, alpine lakes, and crystal clear creeks to the high shelf 'moonscape' of Death Canyon Shelf, there were flowers everywhere along the way. Abundant wildlife (deer, elk, moose, bear, bald eagles, etc). Our group of 6 took four days to cover the nearly 40 miles beginning at the top of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Tram, exiting through Paintbrush Canyon to the String Lake Picnic Area. The last day was the most grueling, starting at our campsite (elevation ~8,700 ft) below Lake Solitude, heading up over the Paintbrush Divide pass (elevation ~10,700 ft) and down into Paintbrush Canyon to String Lake (elevation ~6,900 ft). I wouldn't recommend that last leg in reverse to the faint of heart. For a day hike, Cascade Canyon to Lake Solitude is more advisable (still a ~2,000 ft elevation gain). During our journey, we encountered people from all over the world who had come to hike this trail, and all seemed just as impressed as our 'local' group with the fruits of this adventure. Every step of this hike was worthy of the grandeur of the Tetons. That's no small compliment.
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Trail Information

Moose
Nearby City
12.8
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
June through Sept.
Season
Camping
Additional Use
Earthwalk Press Grand Teton map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018