August 2, 2017

Teton Pass to the Head of Black Canyon

DISTANCE: 4 miles  (1-2 Hours)    ↠     DIFFICULTY: Easy

Dog Friendly    ↠     NO FEES

Directions to the Trailhead:

Drive Highway 22 West through the small town of Wilson. Head up Teton Pass until you reach the large parking lot on the top. The parking lot’s located on the south side of the road – this is where you’ll find the trailhead. The start of the hike is on the right side (West) of the parking lot.



At the West side of the parking lot there’s a one lane dirt road with a sign that says “Service Road. Authorized Vehicles Only.” Head up the dirt road for less than half a mile to reach a trail on the left side of the road. The trail will lead you by a large electrical tower. For the next mile and half, the trail will bring you to breathtaking views of the valley of Jackson and through forests and meadows until you reach the head of Black Canyon.


My friend Rene and I went on this hike in the middle of July. We were lucky enough to see a variety of wildflowers. This is an easy and dog friendly hike with beautiful views of the valley.


What to Pack:

  • Backpack
  • Water
  • Bear Spray
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen





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