Hiking Jackson Peak
Jackson Peak is not in the Park. It’s over in the forest lands and you catch it off the Curtis Canyon Road. The hike is about three and a half miles to get to Goodwin Lake, which is a nice little place lake. People like to take their kids and dogs there. You can bring dogs there because it’s not in the national park. You can also camp there.
You can keep going about another 2.5 miles and you can get to Jackson Peak, which is actually one of the easiest peaks to get to by hiking. It’s 11,400 feet, but it’s not that steep because really, you’re driving up half of the way. You get a beautiful view of the Tetons and the whole valley and the town when you get to the top of Jackson Peak.
Hiking Sleeping Indian
I have done both the nose of Sleeping Indian (the real name is Sheep Mountain) and the belly of Sleeping Indian. Super hard, six miles up, no water. It’s a long, hard hike, but when you get to the top, again, it’s beautiful. It’s pretty cool when you drive by Sleeping Indian, you look at the belly of it and you’re saying, “I’ve actually stood on that.” The nose trail is difficult to find if you are not with someone who has been on the trail before. The belly trail is easier to find at the end of Flat Creek Road.
Hi this is Carol. Thanks for reading Carol’s corner and remember love is Bon Jovi, Bears and hiking in Jackson Hole.