We love mountains – and nothing satisfies like the jutting, raw, sudden majesty of the Grand Tetons. Like Glacier, all campsites for us are first-come, first-served and we once again arrived early (before 8am) in the morning to snag a 4 night spot at Colter Bay. We loved our private, treed spot, with just the right space for our hammock, too.
Colter Bay is a huge campground with a village as well, including a laundromat (with WiFi), a store, a restaurant and a swimming beach on Jackson lake. Even with these amenities though, our site felt private and woodsy – not crowded or urban. We’re to hike, right?!
One great hike is Inspiration Point and Hidden Falls – one of the most popular hikes in the park. Starting at Jenny Lake, we took a boat shuttle across the lake to begin the steep, scenic trail.
The trail offers great views of the lake, Jackson Hole, and the Gros Ventre range. A side trail to Hidden Falls and a connection to the Jenny Lake loop trail provide plenty of options for beauty and customizing the length of your hike.
Next up : a catered picnic in the wild