Phelps Lake Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews
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Phelps Lake Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jackson, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible from May until September.

7.0 miles 987 feet Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

Directions from Moose: Go left at the Moose Wilson Road and travel southwest on road to Death Canyon Trailhead.

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4 days ago

4 months ago

Nice warm up trail with great vistas

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

4 months ago

Started on this trail then canoed through it. Absolutely beautiful!!

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

Great trail. Beautiful lake. The trail head is at the Rockefeller Preserve but what the books, maps and website don't tell you is they only allow 50 cars at a time which means there is a line especially now in the summer. This morning it was1 hour and 1/2 wait. We didn't want to do it and went farther up the road for another hike.
When we came back it was a 30 minute wait. While it was worth it ... It would be nice if they would give you the heads up. Also there are no trash cans so you can't throw trash away. I was reprimanded for trying ... Again didn't know.

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

Nice loop around Phelps Lake. Trail starts at Laurence Rockefeller Preserve and mostly follows a nice stream up to the lake. Death canyon provides a beautiful backdrop to this gem of a lake. Saw several mule deer along the way, and then a family of otters playing in the lake! Go early for a quiet hike, because the summer crowds begin piling in around 10am.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

Great day hike!

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6 months ago

Great trail, lots of wildlife, saw deer, fox, and several verities of wood chuck? Also just gorgeous!

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6 months ago

Wonderful views of death canyon and the surrounding peaks reflected in the lake. Not very busy at all.

6 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

Absolutely beautiful trail. We started this hike at the Death Canyon Trailhead. Saw two black bears on this hike. The view of the lake is gorgeous from the overlook.

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7 months ago

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8 months ago