Grizzly Lake Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kelly, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, fishing, and horses and is best used from June until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Directions from Jackson: Follow Hwy. 191 north to Gros Ventre Junction. Turn right and proceed past Kelly just over one mile to Gros Ventre road. Turn right again and follow paved and then dirt road to turnout area just beyond private land (wooden fence and gate) after bridge across river at Red Hills.
Got lost twice on this uncrowded and poorly marked trail. Make sure you have a good trail guide when you start out. There are some great views of the Tetons, but other than that, it's mostly hiking through forest and meadow terrain. We were warned about an "aggressive grizzly" near the pasture, so bear spray is a must.
Grizzly Lake is a beautiful trail, accessible to hikers and horseback riders. Also a fun place to fish or swim if it's warm enough. Plenty of wildflowers in early summer, and the aspens are nice in fall. There has been some recent trail maintenance, so not as muddy as it used to be. Just watch out for cattle in the meadows, and make sure to give the bull plenty of space!