Definition of Breathtaking: Grand Teton

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 boat shuttle across Jenny Lake to the trailhead. Start early to avoid crowds.

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.

A kayaker on Jenny Lake along the Loop trail

Next up : a catered picnic in the wild