Don't be intimidated by its daunting name: Death Canyon is a gem of Grand Teton National Park. This canyon hike (which is a great starting point for a multi-day backpacking trip) dishes scenery galore and abundant wildflowers if you hit it just right in mid-summer. Take the Death Canyon Road off of the Moose-Wilson Road and park at the trailhead. Then, head up the trail for 1.2 miles for stunning view of Phelps Lake from the overlook. Stop there or keep on going to a variety of destinations, including Static Peak and even the Teton Crest Trail. Another popular hiking option is to head out to Goodwin Lake in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. This six-mile round-trip leads hikers to the lake, which sits just beneath Jackson Peak. An added bonus for those who like to hike with their pets: Dogs are welcome on this trail (they are not allowed on trails in the national parks).
Groups: Sierra Club
Races (or Events): Sierra Club outings
Retailers: Teton Mountaineering
Jackson Hole Sports