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Colter Bay Lakeshore Hike

100 Colter Bay Village Road


seasonal-activities, hike, run

Accessible via the Colter Bay Campground entrance, the Colter Bay Lakeshore hike is a 2.5 mile mostly flat hike and a nice way to move the legs and enjoy beautiful views of Jackson Lake and the Tetons. We like the option to make it longer or shorter (the first part of the island is .4 miles so you can easily do a 1 mile out and back, which is also stroller friendly).  There is little to no elevation gain and you also have the option to hang out at beautiful Jackson Lake for a picnic post hike.  


The Lakeshore hike has a wonderful bench and small beach area at the end of the out and back, less than half a mile each way portion. The views of the marina, Jackson Lake, and the Tetons are some of the best around. The trail is wide and allows or safely organizing your group while having some distance. 


Good for All Ages Good for young kids Seasonal
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Caitlin Iseler
Caitlin Iseler, happyly founder and CEO, was born in New York and is one of eight children. Her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and the chance to sit at one table with her favorite 40 people. Caitlin, her outdoor loving husband, Thomas, and daughter, Hanah, live in Virginia Beach. She is also blessed to be a bonus mom to 2 incredible humans, Max & Elizabeth. Being a mom has always been something she dreamt of and it brings her joy beyond measure. Before starting happyly, Caitlin spent 15 years working in executive search with technology companies, most recently with Korn Ferry. In what seems like a lifetime ago, she attended the University of Virginia and was a member of the National & ACC Championship Teams, a gift that keeps giving.
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