Bear Canyon Loop
Jackson, WY5.0 (4 reviews)
- Spectacular Mountain Scenery
- Mountain Solitude
- Peak Bagging
- Adventurous Loop Hike
- Remote Campsites
- Pristine Creeks & Rivers
- Views of Grand Teton National Park
- Cross Historic Dead Horse Pass
This trek takes us high into some of North America’s most famous and spectacular mountains – The Tetons. You will earn unique views of the iconic, jagged Teton Peaks, and the valley floors on both the east and west slope of the Tetons. We will be hiking and exploring the high country of the Jedediah Smith Wilderness, which is full of rich heritage and western culture that will come to life for you as we hike.
This trip features amazing, remote camps; mountain rivers and streams; rich wildlife habitat; and two spectacular day hikes to high peaks with stunning views. Additionally, we will trek up and over Dead Horse Pass and down into the locally famous Narrows Meadows. Lastly, with visits to two hidden lakes it’s clear it doesn’t get much better than this!
This trip is operated by Wildland Llamas, an authorized backpacking and llama outfitter in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
$1600 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
Generally this trip is moderate-strenuous. However, there is a very strenuous section at the bottom of Bear Canyon, which has significant loose rock and is very rugged. We also have a dry camp on the last night so must carry additional water, makes for heavy packs.
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 45+ lb backpack for 6-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on significantly rugged terrain
- Hiking with occasional, moderate heights exposure
- Crossing rivers and creeks on slippery river rocks
SOLITUDE LEVEL 5
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Tetons backpacking trip a solitude 5. You can expect to see a couple other groups of hikers over the duration of the trip.
This trip begins and ends in Jackson, Wyoming. Jackson has an airport served by United, Delta, and American Airlines. A Black Car Service (307-413-2572) provides private airport shuttles (advance reservations are recommended.)
You can also fly into:
- Idaho Falls – small, more affordable airport; can meet your guide in Driggs, ID instead of Jackson; requires a car rental
- Salt Lake City – Salt Lake Express (800-356-9796 or 208-656-8824) and Alltrans (800-652-9510) offer daily shuttles (4.5 hours). Advance reservations required.
MINIMUM OF 2 GUESTS
If a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, be refunded your payments in full, or you may have the choice to pay a supplemental fee to run the trip with fewer guests. We make the final determination for these trips 4-6 weeks before the departure date, and notify guests of changes and options immediately.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person
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