Delta Lake via Amphitheater Lake Trail

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Delta Lake via Amphitheater Lake Trail is a 9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Moose, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,329 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

off trail

no dogs

PLEASE NOTE: The trail to Delta Lake is an unofficial, non-maintained trail. There are several boulder fields to navigate, fallen trees along the trail, and steep, loose dirt. This trail is not maintained by the park. Please be mindful of vegetation underfoot while hiking and help protect our natural resources.

hiking
4 days ago

I would recommend this trail if you want a difficult hike with an excellent payoff. It is a steep grade for the last mile, very step and I recommend he use if a hiking pole. He lake at the top is beautiful as are the views. Bring lunch and spend some time enjoying the emerald green lake and the views. If you arrive late you will need to park Dow the gravel road a ways, this will add another mile to your trip. Recommend you start very early in the day.

hiking
6 days ago

This hike is amazing! Unfortunately it is starting to become well known. The trail is usually full of people. The trail conditions are tough towards the end where the trail goes off the beaten path. I definitely recommend this hike to experienced hikers.

An amazing hike from start to finish. Took my 10 and 11 year old boys and also my 2 year old girl on my pack. It wasn’t easy by was definitely manageable. Saw a buck and a doe with her baby. The views are amazing. A lot of people were on the trail but everyone was respectful. The water was cold but refreshing to get into.

hiking
7 days ago

I would have been completely lost if I hadn't gone with someone who showed me the way… The carins are so important once you get off the main trail. Saw two bears, tons of deer. No one was there at 5:30. It was awesome. Not ridiculously painful but worth the last climb to the top

Great reward at the end, but a grueling climb. Way too many people without a clue are skidding down steep dirt trails and ripping down pine trees so they can get their killer insta pic at the lake. Falls and injuries are common. The erosion has gotten bad on the unmanaged portion. This is a very difficult hike with bouldering and steep climbs up loose dirt, if you’re not an experienced hiker think twice.

The first 1.5 miles (thru Lupine) is really nothing to write home about, this all changes once you hit the switchbacks, the views and the valley and lakes below are breathtaking. The last half mile is no joke. Maybe the hardest half mile of climbing I’ve ever done, especially coming back down... but boy was it all worth it. Honestly this hike is not THAT challenging and the incline on the switchbacks aren’t too bad. We did lake Solitude a few days before and found that to be more challenging. Climbing the boulders was fun and gave some reprieve to your legs as you could use your upper body. DEFINITELY stay to the left of the last boulder field and follow the cairns.

Amazing!! stay right upon reaching end of third switchback where the trail veers toward amphitheatre lake trail. all trails app helpful to keep u on point. Our group of mixed hikers easily reached lake in 2 HR 15 min during midday. Moderately hard but the inexperienced in our group had no problem.

hiking
off trail
rocky
11 days ago

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
14 days ago

Beautiful hike. Most of it was shaded. We did get a little off trail during the second boulder part. Keep your eyes peeled for those cairns. The way back down was much better. Go straight across the first boulder field. Look for red fabric tied to a tree to start the second one. If you go up and to the left, the dirt path around the boulders is much easier than climbing the rocks. We did see a baby bear on the way up (around 11am), but it was not an issue. The view is absolutely beautiful up top!

hiking
rocky
scramble
16 days ago

Rugged and difficult trail but worth the struggle! My husband has a healthy fear of heights and he felt comfortable on this trail, there are steep parts but nothing trailing the edge of some huge drop to your death. The cairns on the bolder fields were very helpful! Fun adventure with a great payoff!

hiking
scramble
17 days ago

Burner all the way up to the top. No bears spotted this time! The boulder field isn't as bad as it sounds but always watch your footing. Absolutely worth the view. Most people then off the main trail towards Amphitheatre Lake so we only ran into a handful of people at Delta Lake

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
20 days ago

Beautiful lake but the hike was tough for the last 2 miles. Very steep uphill, scrambled over boulder fields. Pikas frequented the boulder fields. We saw a black bear on the trail in the first mile. He was preoccupied with all the huckleberries though to acknowledge us passing.

Hard AF

hiking
scramble
21 days ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
21 days ago

Amazing hike - just follow the all trails gps and you’ll be great. Bring water and bear spray!

hiking
rocky
scramble
22 days ago

Amazing hike difficult but well worth the effort the path is well marked boulder field is a bit steep at the end. Saw a bear and cub on the left side of the lake. When we were there some people jumped in the water but it as very cold. Views into Jackson valley are also incredible the whole way up the trail.

hiking
scramble
23 days ago

Amazing hike! The view is so worth it!! The last half mile is definitely the hardest. You do have to climb two boulder fields, but it’s really not that bad and it is marked. We also saw a baby bear on the way up!

hiking
rocky
23 days ago

hiking
scramble
24 days ago

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