Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

What to Bring

Wear comfortable shoes with good traction on easy trails; wear sturdy, broken-in boots and quality, outdoor socks for more difficult terrain. Nothing ruins a backcountry outing faster than a blister. 

Wear comfortable shoes with good traction on easy trails; wear sturdy, broken-in boots and quality, outdoor socks for more difficult terrain. Nothing ruins a backcountry outing faster than a blister. 

Always bring sunscreen (elevation increases the chance of sunburn), water, high-energy snacks and protective clothing in case of sudden rain or windstorms (and possibly snow). A small first-aid kit and insect repellent are also good ideas. It is better to overcompensate than come up short in an emergency. As a precaution while hiking in bear country, it is recommended that you carry bear pepper spray and have it readily available to use.

Most veteran hikers will tell you: Going up, you get tired; going down, you get hurt. Since many Teton hikes end with a long descent back to camp, to avoid injury, be careful not to overextend yourself.