Best time to visit Wyoming

Table Mountain

One of the most accessible mountains of the Teton Range

Table Mountain in Wyoming 2020 - Best Time
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Matt Lavin

Table Mountain is famous for spectacular views of the Grand Teton peak and beautiful Cascade Canyon. With the height of 3,387 m (11,111 ft), Table Mountain is located between the Grand Teton National Park and the Jedediah Smith Wilderness in Wyoming, close to the state border with Idaho. Despite its complexity and high elevation gain, the hike up Table Mountain is a popular one, since it can be completed without special equipment and skills.

The 18-km (11-mi) loop trail starts at the Teton Canyon Trailhead near Driggs, Idaho. From there, you can take several routes up. The Huckleberry route is considered to be the most comfortable and scenic. The Face is a shorter route, but it's very steep. Hikers don't recommend to take this route when going down due to loose rocks. The best time to do this trail is from July through September. If you approach the mountain from Idaho, you pass beautiful Jedediah Wilderness with wildflowers blooming in the summer. The area is also home to grizzly and black bears. In the summer, thunderstorms are frequent in this area, so check the weather forecast before starting your climb.

The Grand Teton National Park also has other beautiful hiking routes and a few campgrounds to spend the night, like Jenny Lake Campground, Gros Ventre Campground and others.