Death Canyon to Patrol Cabin is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jackson, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until September.
Grand Teton National Park P.O. Drawer 170 Moose, WY 83012-0170 Information (307) 739-3300 More information: http://www.nps.gov/grte/contacts.htm
Amazing trail! I don't give many hikes a five star rating but this trail is truly amazing. Mountains, lakes, and wild life everywhere you go.
Spent the night in the canyon. Beautiful hike with good views of Phelps Lake and the waterfalls the feed it. Easy hike up to the overlook (1.0 mile). Past that there is a steady climb up switchback that can, and will, tire novices. Once you get to the Patrol Cabin (2.9 miles), the canyon opens up and levels out. Tons of wild life, aside from the typical chipmunks, squirrels, and field mice, our group saw marmot, a moose and her calf, and after waking up we had three mule deer practically in our camp. Other hikers also told us they saw a brown bear cub just after the overlook.
Nicely mixed trail. In mid July starts with an easier hike through lovely flower meadows. Gets to Phelps lake with nice lake views. Then trail gets rockier and steeper. Some nice waterfall viewpoints and saw a bull moose, pika, and marmots along with several birds. At the top of the waterfall are some nice spots along calmer water to have lunch or take a dip. The road to the trailhead is unpaved and very rocky. I parked at the start of it, nearly 2 miles round trip added to the hike. From the trailhead it's about 4 hours round trip hiking at an average speed.
Great trail in early July before the berries ripen. Everything is blooming. Well established trail making it more of a moderate hike than hard. No problem for half day or making it all day with picnic and slow speed so you can take in all the scenery and wildlife.
I don't agree with the difficulty rating on this. The trail is quite easy if you're in any kind of shape. The varying views as uou climb hogher from the lake are beautiful.
Great walk, lots of wildlife! Past the patrol cabin the shadow of the canyon preserves deep snow until May's end. Excellent trail!
Great hike, we seen a moose on the trail just above the lake in the meadow and a deer near the peak by the creek.
great a lot of cool water falls and wildlife