Spend a day in the mountains with a Teton Backcountry mountain guide. You’ll learn about the abundant wildflowers, wildlife and geology of this beautiful area, as well as how to be prepared in the Teton backcountry.
Our hiking tours are private and catered to your group’s pace and ability. Choose a tour below to hike into the backcountry with one of our mountain guides for a comfortable and memorable day in the mountains.
All hikes include a deli style lunch, and use of backpack and hiking poles.
Hiking trips are in the Targhee National Forest in the Jed Smith Wilderness Area (we do not operate in Grand Teton National Park) We suggest lodging in Jackson or Teton Village to be closest to our meeting location.
We do not arrange group tours. All trips are private tours for small groups of friends, families or solo hikers looking to go at their own pace
Beginner: Backcountry Hiking 101
Easy to Moderate
Are you new to hiking in the Tetons? Get your outdoor education started with Teton Backcountry Guides. We are experts at helping folks take their first steps into the backcountry. Plus, our mountain guides know how to pace the hiking properly so that you’ll exceed your expectations. Tour departs at 8:30 am and returns by 1 pm.
Rate: $295/group up to three people, $75/additional person, plus 7% tax/fees
Includes lunch and equipment
Intermediate: Climb a Mountain
Moderate to Strenuous
Are you ready to go deeper into the backcountry and bag your first peak? Join us for an advanced hike into the stunning southern Tetons. First, we’ll conquer a 2,000′ elevation gain over the course of three miles to reach a scenic divide at 9,197′. There you will find amazing views of the Grand Teton and the surrounding wilderness. We’ll continue uphill to 10,000′ and if weather and time permit, we’ll scramble over rocks (and possibly snow) to the summit at 10,352′. Tour departs at 8:30 am and returns by 3:30 pm.
Rate: $375/group up to three people, $75/additional person, plus 7% tax/fees
Includes lunch and equipment
Advanced: Strenuous Tour
Looking to do a really long hike with great views over varied terrain? This 12-mile advanced hike includes over 3,000 feet of elevation gain to give you a great workout. We’ll climb to the summit of a 10,352′ peak (as described in the intermediate tour), then continue for another seven miles, eventually descending back to the valley floor at 6,800′ to a different trailhead. Bring your good stamina along with your sense of adventure for this one. Tour departs at 8:30 am and returns at 5 pm.
Rate: $425/group up to three people, $75/additional person, plus 7% tax/fees
Includes lunch and equipment and return shuttle to trailhead
A Visa/MC is required to confirm the reservation. Cancellations that occur less than 24 hours from departure will be charged in full. If weather cancels the tour, no fees are charged. We try our best to work with each group to reschedule if weather is a factor.