Route: Teton Crest Trail (WY)

Wyoming, US
39.5 mi
Vertical Gain
8,655 ft

The Teton Crest Trail runs from the Phillips Pass trailhead on Teton Pass to String Lake via Paintbrush Canyon, about 38 miles.


Someone posting as "Scotsman" said:  "I have spoken to Trevor Garner who has an unrecorded time of 8hrs. 10 minutes."


Then "TDOG" posted:

Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Start: Trailhead kiosk at Phillips Pass Trailhead approx 50 yards off of Hwy 22.
Finish: North String Lake parking/picnic area (via Holly Lake spur on descent from Paintbrush Divide and via the turnoff to the North String Lake area that crosses the bridge between Leigh Lake and String Lake).
Mileage: 39.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 9,238 feet
Total Elapsed Time: 7hrs, 57 min, 41 sec.
I've always considered 8 hours as "the goal". Ran a 8:10 back in August of 2010, moved away for a while, then moved back to the mountains and was able to focus on the TCT again. Finally got it under 8 hours. Barely. I think I've got a 7:45 in me by the end of the summer. I'm sure someone else out there has sub-7 potential...


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I am up in the Grand Teton National Park area this week, I will make an attempt at either this FKT male unsupported time, or the Teton Circumnavigation. These mountains are mind-blowing and wild! If I fail this attempt, I’ll be back again. 

I will be attempting the unsupported and overall Teton Crest Trail FKT on Thursday, July 30th.

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I will be attempting to establish an unsupported female FKT on Aug 8, 2020. Looking forward to the views!

I will be attempting to set a supported female fkt on Saturday 8/15. Super stoked to go spend a beautiful day in the backyard! Say hi if you see us out there! Tracking here: