Colter Bay Lakeshore Trail

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Colter Bay Lakeshore Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moran, Wyoming that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 85 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
15 days ago

beautiful lake views

hiking
1 month ago

This was such a lovely trail. The fragrance from the trees and the perfect weather made it a delight. We did see a small black bear about 25 feet off the trail in the woods, but we called out "Hey bear," and it just ambled along toward the water's edge, ignoring us. Overall one of the more memorable trails for us due to a bear sighting - although we did move a bit faster after that.

hiking
1 month ago

Great, easy hike for kids.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail to follow. Great views of the mountain range and the lake.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

This was a very easy trail to hike with my 7 yr old. The views were so beautiful in spite of the weather being overcast for most of the trip. The mosquitos were pretty aggressive as they were attacking through my clothes. The quick adjustment was to spray my clothes. So glad we brought ponchos, just in case. We ended up using them as the rain came in. There was one small section where a tree was knocked over the trail. It wasn’t a big deal to jump over. Overall, the inclines weren’t very steep. I’d recommend if hiking with small children.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike that you can do with the kids to see some amazing sites! Right by the visitor center, marina, and cafe/restaurant!

hiking
1 month ago

Casual walk to view the lake and mountain range. We did encounter a small bear but he was minding his own business and we carried on. Recommend stopping if you’re in the area!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, easy walk...saw a black bear. Pretty busy here with a lot of people around - I was there shortly before sunset. Beautiful eyes candy views of the mountains and lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Super easy stroll around the lake. Beautiful views and lovely scenery. It was a perfect add on hike at the end of the day.

hiking
2 months ago

this was a nice leisurely stroll along the lake, with nice Tetons views.

walking
bugs
2 months ago

Fun to do if you’re looking for something extra to add to your day! We did a bigger hike in the morning, and around late afternoon did this and it was a great, relaxing end to the day

hiking
3 months ago

Great easy hike!

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Super beautiful trail if you make it out to the end. It's pretty easy and it was my favorite hike so far. Was muddy in a few places but not bad. Go around sunset!

8 months ago

Super easy, quick hike, and if that’s what you’re looking for it’s great. Awesome view of the Teton range.

10 months ago

Neat views from the point.

walking
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Easy loop with a beautiful forest setting and great views of Lake Jackson and the Tetons. Hike out at sunset for great beach mountain pictures as the sun sets behind!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Summer

Monday, July 23, 2018

Trail was peaceful with beautiful views of Grand Teton. A thundershower interrupted us briefly but provided a unique view of the mountains and lake. Although we did not see bears, there was evidence of bear activity a points along the whole trail. The outer trail was left to us with some well deserved private time for hiking honeymooners.

hiking
Sunday, June 03, 2018

Nice easy hike. We used this as a starter hike to make sure we were okay in the altitude. The lakes are very peaceful, and once you get off the paved portion of the trail, the crowds thin out.

hiking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

This is really a beautiful hike if the sun is setting. We saw a frog while walking and were immersed in trees. Dirt path for most of it while on the island.

hiking
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Decent walk for beginners by the Lakeshore.

hiking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gorgeous! We were tired from paddling in the morning but I'm so glad we did this. It only took 1.5 hours with several stops for swimming and resting. Amazing Teton Views! No bears for us today.

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

A bear crossed in front of us on the path so we didn't finish the loop completely but what we did see was beautiful!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Easy hike with nice views but the second loop is really poorly maintained.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Very easy hike with nice views

bird watching
Friday, July 29, 2016

Great trail, nice views, lots of birds to see

hiking
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Wonderful and well maintained trail around the Colter Bay area. Surprisingly, many people don't do the whole loop (at least when I was there), and I was by myself for some time near at the end of the peninsula. You get some great views of the lake and tetons in the background. Easy, fast, and beautiful area if you happen to be stopped here.

hiking
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Beautiful short trail with awesome views of the Tetons!

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