Signal Mountain

Vacation Travel Guide
Grand Teton National Park featuring landscape views and tranquil scenes

Drive, hike or bike to one of the most popular viewpoints in the park to observe majestic mountains and a serene lake.

Signal Mountain stands apart from the extended ridgeline of the Grand Teton Mountains, offering exceptional views of the craggy peaks and neighboring valley and lake. Enjoy a scenic ride or hike to the summit and gaze at the towering giants, capped by snow almost all year.

Hiking, biking and driving to the summit generally starts from Signal Mountain Lodge on the eastern shoreline of Jackson Lake. The moderately strenuous hike is about 6.8 miles (10.9 kilometers) round-trip with 850 feet (260 meters) of elevation change. Look for deer, elk or moose amid tall pine trees, with eagles and hawks soaring overhead as you travel to the summit.

The mountain rises 7,727 feet (2,355 meters) above sea level. Hike through forest and open areas filled with seasonal wildflowers, including purple lupine, yellow sagebrush and orange Indian paintbrush.

Alternatively, enjoy the challenge of driving up a narrow, winding road, with several pull-offs available along the 5-mile (8-kilometer) stretch. The summit has a restroom.

No matter how you access Signal Mountain, be sure to visit the Jackson Lake Overlook as well. From the small parking spot at the hairpin turn about 0.3 mile (0.5 kilometer) before reaching the summit, walk less than 100 feet (30 meters) southwest to this viewpoint.

Use the facilities at the lake level trailhead before or after your summit visit. Signal Mountain Lodge offers restrooms, showers, laundry, gas, marina docks and a convenience store, gift store, restaurant and chapel. Before your visit, reserve lodge accommodations or a campsite just south if you wish to stay overnight.

Drive to Signal Mountain Lodge in about 45 minutes from Jackson or 20 minutes from Colter Bay Village. Allow 3 to 4 hours for the round-trip hike from the lodge, including time to soak up the views.. Drive from the lodge to the summit in 15 minutes or bike up in 40 minutes. The summit drive generally closes in October and reopens in late May. You’ll need to pay the Grand Teton National Park entrance fee to visit the Signal Mountain area.

Top Hotels Close to Signal Mountain

Heart 6 Ranch
Heart 6 Ranch
3 out of 5
16985 Buffalo Valley Road, Moran, WY
The price is $159 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Situated on the waterfront, this ranch is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Grand Teton National Park and within 12 mi (20 km) of Oxbow Bend and Cunningham Cabin. Chapel of ...
3.4/5 Good! (718 reviews)
"Such a beautiful place. Very relaxing and the staff are amazing! Will definitely stay there again in the future."

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2021

Heart 6 Ranch
Jackson Lake Lodge
Jackson Lake Lodge
3.5 out of 5
101 Jackson Lake Lodge Road, Moran, WY
This family-friendly Moran resort is located in the historical district, 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Oxbow Bend, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Grand View Point and Colter ...
4/5 Very Good! (999 reviews)
"Loved the location. Buffet was great!"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Jackson Lake Lodge
Colter Bay Village
Colter Bay Village
2.5 out of 5
11 Miles North Of Moran Jct, Highway 89, Moran, WY
This family-friendly Moran resort is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of Colter Bay Marina and Colter Bay Visitor Center. Oxbow Bend and Grand Teton National ...
4/5 Very Good! (620 reviews)
"It was a fantastic experience to stay at a nice, historic cabin. I wished there were a coffee maker in the room or hot water dispenser nearby to make hot drinks."

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2021

Colter Bay Village
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Best Lodging Options Near Signal Mountain

Heart 6 Ranch
Heart 6 Ranch
3 out of 5
16985 Buffalo Valley Road, Moran, WY
The price is $159 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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Jackson Lake Lodge
Jackson Lake Lodge
3.5 out of 5
101 Jackson Lake Lodge Road, Moran, WY
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Colter Bay Village
Colter Bay Village
2.5 out of 5
11 Miles North Of Moran Jct, Highway 89, Moran, WY
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Buffalo Valley Ranch
Buffalo Valley Ranch
2.5 out of 5
16885 Buffalo Valley Road, Moran, WY
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Moran, WY
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Jenny Lake Lodge
3.5 out of 5
N Jenny Lake Jct, Moose, WY
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Hatchet Resort
Hatchet Resort
2.5 out of 5
19980 E Hwy 287, Moran, WY
Hatchet Resort
2/2 Cabin with Loft Nestled next to National Forest
2/2 Cabin with Loft Nestled next to National Forest
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2/2 Cabin with Loft Nestled next to National Forest
Cabin with Teton view nestled between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone
Cabin with Teton view nestled between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone
Moran, WY
Cabin with Teton view nestled between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone
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