Mountain Passes and Divides

In the summer, this section provides updated route condition information for select mountain passes and divides in Grand Teton National Park.  Please be aware that many mountain passes remain snow-covered throughout most of the summer season.  The ability to properly use an ice axe and/or crampons may be required. Depending on your experience on this kind of terrain, you may need to adjust your route's itinerary. Regularly monitor the weather websites listed and check the blog for condition updates. 

 July and August are peak visitation months in the Teton backcountry. Come prepared with multiple itinerary options in case your first campsite choices are not available or consider another time of year when there are fewer people.  Trailhead parking lots are also extremely busy places in these months!  Expect popular ones to be full by 9:00 am or earlier!  Carpool when possible or consider procuring a hiker shuttle/taxi service from the town of Jackson to avoid frustration and causing damage to adjoining vegetation. 

Groups greater than 6 are required to camp in designated Group Sites.