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For the community also known as Granite Canyon, see Granite, Wyoming.
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Granite Canyon
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Granite Canyon from Jackson Hole
Geography
Coordinates 43°37′05″N 110°49′03″W / 43.61806°N 110.81750°W / 43.61806; -110.81750Coordinates: 43°37′05″N 110°49′03″W / 43.61806°N 110.81750°W / 43.61806; -110.81750

Granite Canyon is located in Grand Teton National Park, in the U. S. state of Wyoming. The canyon was formed by glaciers which retreated at the end of the last glacial maximum approximately 15,000 years ago, leaving behind a U-shaped valley. The canyon lies between Rendezvous Mountain to the south and Mount Hunt to the north. The trailhead for the canyon is on the Moose–Wilson Road about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Teton Village. One of the most popular hikes from the trailhead is to Marion Lake by way of the Granite Canyon Trail which traverses the length of the canyon. Another popular hike involves riding the aerial tram located at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village to the top of Rendezvous Mountain, and then descending back to Teton Village by way of Granite Canyon. The descent from the summit of Rendezvous Peak back to Teton Village is an often steep one with an altitude loss of 4,100 feet (1,200 m). The historic Upper Granite Canyon Patrol Cabin is situated near the entrance to the canyon and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

Granite Canyon South Fork
South Fork of Granite Canyon
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