Can you help me with suggestions for two rides in or near the Tetons on the east side (Jackson side). We are heading out in mid-July for riding in Yellowstone and the Grant Tetons. I am more familiar with Yellowstone, but not the Tetons. We want to basically experience the beauty of the Tetons.
1) We would like a ride with a panoramic view of the Tetons. Obviously we could simply ride in the sage five miles to the east, but something more exciting would be nice. What about in the Snake River bottom or in a range to the east? Less tourists the better.
2) Ride at the base of the Tetons - perhaps at the base of the mountains at one of the lakes. I know that there are restrictions at some lakes.
If you have any other options, that would be wonderful!
Park at Jackson Lake Lodge by their horse corrals. Head out on the Two Oceans trails and Grand View. The trail wanders past Emma Matilda Lake and around Two Oceans Lake and climbs up on top of Grand View. ( where you can see the Grand Tetons across Jackson Lake)
It's a good ride, Can take 4-5 hours if you hurry or all day if you take a lunch stop. The wild flower are spectacular around the 24th of July.
Looking back at Grand Tetons from Emma Matilda
Coming around Two Oceans Lake '
Look at tetons from Grand View
The Jackson Lake Lodge also has a BBQ and stage Coach ride over on Hermitage Point on Jackson Lake, We have rode our own horses down and had dinner with them and then rode back to our rigs after dinner.
Cache creek ( near Jackson) is a nice ride, You can go as far as you want, But it's mostly an out and back trail. Unless somebody moves your trailer.
I usually camp down on Granite Creek. There are several trail heads by the Granite Creek Hot springs. One of which goes up to Torquoise Lake and down Cache Creek. You can also just wander the area around Granite, up and over into Shoal Creek or go up Jacks Creek.
South of the Hoback Hiway is lots of riding if you go down the Cliff Creek road. Too far away to see the tetons, But pretty riding still.
This is looking into Shoal Creek in October during a deer hunt and rain storm. But as you can see, it's pretty open and easy to meander thru
This is Granite Creek and you can see the trail down by the river
Heading up Granite Creek
My Daughter heading down the hill, You cross the river below the falls and climb up that trail on the opposite side.
The trail up Granite Creek does have some rocky sections But most is not too bad
Probably the most stunning ride is the Idaho side of the Tetons. Come in from Tetonia ID into Granite Basin.