Explore the high country at the Grand Teton National Park with some backcountry camping.
If your trip involves less than a day of climbing then simply go ahead. However, all climbing trips that last overnight require visitors to get a backcountry camping permit. These are given on a first-come, first-served basis a day before the trip is to start and no earlier.
These permits can be reserved in advance online via Recreation.gov for $35. The walk-in permits are available for $25 at the Colter Bay and Craig Thomas Discovery and visitor centers, and at the Jenny Lake Ranger Station.
While hiking through the Grand Teton backcountry, do not expect to travel more than 2 miles per hour at most. Make sure you plan the trip comfortably and do not go over more than one pass a day. It’s not a good idea to take pets on the hike. Also, do not approach or feed any animals you encounter on the hike. Furthermore, it is important to note that horses have the right of way, so in case you see them approaching, quietly step off the trail and let them pass.
Bear-proof canisters are a necessary accessory for all backcountry camping trips and can be bought from where you get your permits.
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