Hey all, I just wanted to let you know that we have just added three new hikes to our TetonHikingTrails.com website. A quick visit to the Grand Tetons a couple of weeks ago allowed us to hike a couple of trails in the Teton Pass area. Here's a rundown of the new hikes:
Mount Glory - is the southern-most peak in the Teton Range, and rises just north of Teton Pass. Without a doubt, it is the toughest one mile I've ever hiked. It's only one mile to the summit, but a whopping 1655 feet of climbing (and suffering) to reach the top. Fortunately you'll be well rewarded with stunning panoramic views at the summit.
Coal Creek Meadows - out of the three trails we hiked near Teton Pass, this was by far my favorite. The upper portions of Coal Creek Meadows are very beautiful. Moreover, we continued on for another half-mile beyond the typical stopping point, and made the short climb up to Coal-Mesquite Divide where we enjoyed outstanding views of the southern Teton Range, as well as Grand Teton itself in the far-off distance.
Black Canyon Overlook - this hike also begins from the top of Teton Pass, but travels south from the highway. This trail offers a plethora of wildflowers, as well as great views of Jackson Hole, Black Canyon and the Snake River Range.
All three hikes offer a degree of solitude when the summer crowds invade all of the popular trails in Grand Teton National Park.