Granite Basin - 3-Day Pack Trip
Saddle up and ride from the North Leigh trailhead along Tin Cup Creek. As we cross the open meadows, you'll want to stop and admire breath-taking views of the Tetons. We'll make our way down a steep spot on the trail but the reward is an exciting view of this spectacular canyon. From the ridge separating South Leigh Canyon from Granite Basin, we'll drop down into our secluded campsite at Dead Duck Lake. The horses love to graze the lush meadows near camp.
We'll saddle up and day ride to the divide. You can stop along the way to take pictures in the wildflower meadows and fish in the high mountain lakes. Enjoy a relaxing lunch as you look over into Jackson's Hole and Teton Basin.
We also have the option of a hike to Little's Peak, elevation 10,712 feet. This peak was named after the Littles as they were one of the first homesteading families in Teton Basin. So ... after we tour around on the divide, we'll tie up and hike up steep rock boulders to an outstanding view of the range. The riding and hiking takes a little stamina but is well worth the effort - guaranteed!
After a hearty breakfast, we'll break camp and ride to the divide for one last look before we drop into Green Lakes Basin. Watch fish rise in the glimmering lakes while you enjoy a picnic lunch. From here the horses climb steep switchbacks onto the west face of Green Mountain. As we complete our loop, this gradual wide-open slope gives us time to enjoy views of the valley.