DISTANCE: 4 MILES ↠ DIFFICULTY: EASY
PARK ENTRANCE FEE
Snowshoeing to Taggart Lake in Grand Teton National Park is a perfect way to spend a winter day in Jackson, WY. It’s the ideal activity if you’re not a downhill skier or you just need to give your legs a break from skiing the beautiful mountains in Teton County (or to just get away from the crowds!).
Grand Teton National Park is a magical place in the winter. Mikey and I spent one of our recent days off together snowshoeing to Taggart Lake on a bluebird day. The lake is situated right in the middle of the Mount Wister, South Teton, and Middle Teton peaks.
The park in the winter is so peaceful/serene, and it’s a snowshoe trail we highly recommend!
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD:
Direction to Trailhead: Taggart Trailhead in Grand Teton National Park is 15.8 miles from the town of Jackson.
- Head North on US-191 for 12.3 miles.
- Turn Left onto Teton Park Rd for 1 mile
- Keep right to stay on Teton Park Rd (where you will show your park pass) for 2.5 miles
- The trailhead parking lot will be on your left
At the North end of the parking lot, you will find the start of the trail that will lead you to Taggart Lake. Backcountry skiers and fellow snowshoers frequent the trail, so it usually is packed down. The trail is a total of 4 miles out and back.
The trail will lead you 2 miles until you reach the frozen lake (please be cautious when walking on the frozen lake and definitely do not walk on it if you are snowshoeing alone).
WHERE TO RENT SNOWSHOES:
If you do not own snowshoes, no worries! There are a couple of places in Jackson where you can rent snowshoes for the day.
- Skinny Skis – Downton Jackson, WY
- Teton Backcountry Rentals
WHAT I WORE:
- Black Jacket (under the blue jacket)
- Stio Pullover Jacket – Stio is a local Jackson outdoor brand
- Stio Black Pants
- Baselayer Top
- Baselayer Bottoms
- Sh*t That I Knit Beanie
- Flylow Gloves
- LL Bean Boots