Lupine Meadows is probably the most popular and famous trailhead in Grand Teton National Park. It is the jumping off point for all major peaks in the central Tetons and allows access to the eastern side of the range. Peaks which can be accessed through Lupine Meadows are: Grand Teton, Middle Teton, South Teton, Nez Perce, Teewinot, Mount Owen, Disappointment Peak, and Cloudveil Dome. Wildlife is very common near the trailhead. It is not uncommon to spot deer, elk, moose, or even bear.
Lupine Meadows Trailhead is located inside Grand Teton National Park which is located in the northeast corner of Wyoming. From the north entrance of the park, drive south 28.5 miles to Moran Junction on highway 191. From Moran Junction, continue south on highway 191 for 18 miles to Moose Junction where you turn right (west). From Jackson, Wyoming, drive north 12 miles on highway 191 to Moose Junction and turn left (west). At Moose Junction, drive about seven miles to the sign for Lupine Meadow Trailhead. The parking lot is ALWAYS full except in early or late season.
Red TapeGrand Teton National Park
P.O. Drawer 170
Moose, WY 83012
Phone: (307) 739-3300
Vehicle single entry $25.00 for 7 Days, $12.00 per person for single hiker or bicyclist, or $20.00 per motorcycle. You may also purchase an "America The Beautiful Federal Lands Recreational Pass" for $80.00 which is good for entrance to all National Parks, National Forests, BLM, US Fish & Wildlife, and Bureau of Reclamation sites for one year from date of purchase. If you're disabled, you may want to get an Access Pass which are free and good for a lifetime. If you're 62 years of age or older, a Senior Pass can be purchased for $10 and they're also good for a lifetime. Click here
for more info on fees and passes. Existing National Park Passes and Golden Age/Access/and Eagle Passes will be honored until they expire. (Info courtesy of SP Member Sequoia)
Respect wildlife: Do not approach or feed animals. Observe and photograph from a safe distance; stay at least 300 feet away from large animals.
All overnight camping requires a permit.
Carry out all your garbage.
Hike on established trails to prevent erosion.
Pets, weapons, bicycles or vehicles are not allowed on trails or in the backcountry.
Backcountry sanitation: To prevent contamination of waterways, bury feces in a hole 6-8 inches deep at least 200 feet from streams and lakes. Pack out used toilet paper, tampons, sanitary napkins and diapers in sealed plastic bags. Do not bury or burn them.
Nearby Camping and LodgingGrand Teton National Park has five campgrounds, all on a first come, first served basis. Jenny Lake campground has 49 sites for tents only and fills very fast. Other campgrounds: Gros Ventre - 360 sites, Signal Mountain - 86 sites, Colter Bay - 350 sites, Flagg Ranch - 175 sites, and Lizard Creek - 60 sites. Colter Bay and Flagg Ranch each have over 100 full RV hookup sites.
Grand Teton National Park Camping Info
American Alpine Club Climbers Ranch
The best option to camping before your climb is to stay at the American Alpine Club's Climber’s Ranch located 7 miles past Moose Junction on Teton Park Road. The Ranch offers very rustic accommodations for only $20/per night. Very rustic means you bring your own bedding, mattress, etc., and you will be sharing a cabin with other climbers. Showers and a cooking area are available. Lodging is on a first come, first served basis but reservations are accepted. You can make an online reservation here or call (307) 733-7271 between June 1 and September 30. You do not have to be a member of the American Alpine Club to stay there; however, the AAC rate is only $10.00/night.
AAC Grand Teton Climbers Ranch:
P.O. Box 57
Moose, WY 83012