Hiking, Travel

Hermitage Point Trail from Colter Bay – Grand Teton National Park

You’ve got to add Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park to your list of places to visit! If you’ve got the time, they are close enough together to experience the best of both parks.

There are some awesome views for a great deal of this trail from Colter Bay.

This 10 mile round-trip trail is easy and relatively flat. We saw beaver, swans, ducks, and soaring raptors on this family friendly trail.

This beaver lodge featured a stunning background.

You’ll pass several beautiful lakes on this adventure. The weather was perfect on this gorgeous October day. Plus, no mosquitos!


“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home, that wilderness is a necessity.” – John Muir

There are no public facilities once you start your journey. Here’s a list of essentials and remember “Leave no trace” by packing out everything you bring with you.

  • Weather Forecast
  • Good backpack for day trails
  • Refillable Water Bottles
  • Water Filter
  • Appropriate clothing, including a hat for temperature variances, sun exposure and weather conditions
  • Bear Spray for all adults
  • Sun Block
  • Bug Spray
  • Toilet paper, wipes and ziplock for disposal
  • Healthy snacks
  • Sandwiches and fruit for warm weather. Soup and sandwiches, hot cocoa or tea in cooler weather.
  • Mini Stove http://www.jetboil.johnsonoutdoors.com
  • Collapsible cookpot & cups
  • First Aid Kit
  • Utility Knife
  • Weather-resistant blanket

Wild places, even small gardens call to my soul.

Hermitage Point

We saw no one else on the trail, but there were folks enjoying the lake at Hermitage Point via kayaks and power boats. In warmer weather, you’ll want to swim, so bring a swimsuit and towel. Subscribe below and drop me a note in the comments!


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