Phelps Lake Overlook is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Moose, Wyoming that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking and running.

Length2.0 miElevation gain413 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingRunningLakeViewsFeeNo dogs
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Grand Teton National Park charges a fee to enter that varies by vehicle or if entering on foot, horse, or bike. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/fees.htm. During winter months, the road is closed at Moose Wilson road so there is an additional 1.6 miles (each-way) to get to Death Canyon Trailhead. Pay attention to follow trail closely as some skiing tracks easily lead off trail. Snow is well-packed on the trail, but deep and hard to scramble otherwise even with snowshoes.

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Lily Zhang
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Nice snowshoe trail in the winter, beautiful view at the overlook! During winter the road is closed at Moose Wilson road so need to add 1.6 miles (each-way) to get to Death Canyon Trailhead. Pay attention to follow trail closely as some skiing tracks easily lead off trail. Snow is well-packed on the trail, but deep and hard to scramble otherwise even with snowshoes.

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Mc Zedan
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Amazing. Be prepared and wear your snowshoes!!

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Robin Williams
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Nice easy trail. Should have 4 WD to get to parking. We walked from paved road but not bad.

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Tyler Cramblet
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Totally worth it. Pretty easy hike, well worth it. View was fantastic!

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Daniel Irving
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Lisa Wagner-Daegling
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Captivating view at the top. Big payoff!

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Richard Kushel
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Well marked. Not too crowded at 8am. Getting crowded on way down.

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Erik Warner
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Very simple up and back hike. Hardest parts were off road to get to trail head and then not knowing if there is parking!

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shi rhee
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Luke Semo
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Melinda Champion
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Cassey K
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Easy hike that is gradual elevation up to an overlook of the lake. Can easily go on further if you choose onto another trail. Saw a bear in the distance at overlook.

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Lacey Spikes
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Steady uphill hike to the overlook. Nice shady trail. Amazing view!!

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Raviraaj Kate
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Beautiful hike, quick and easy. Road to trailhead recommends 4WD vehicles but we were able to make do with a mid size sedan.

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Brooke Robertson
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There are some trees down but it’s still a great hike

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Bailey Morris
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Clear, easy, and dry. Gorgeous hike with a view well worth it :-)

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Rachel Archelaus
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Krista Jensen
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Cory B
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Really nice. Beautiful views. Lots of sun exposure. Lots of bears.

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Nick Basso
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very scenic lake view.

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Rebecca Mobley
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Nice incline, not too challenging. Overlook point is lovely. Fairly busy for a week day.

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Grace Miskov
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Great hike. Moderate incline but nothing terrible. Great views. Definitely lots of bear activity so bring spray

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Julio Chong
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Nice easy hike. We did the 4x4 road to about 3/4 up to trailhead then hiked up to trailhead. Then an easy 390 feet incline up over 1 mile to the overlook. The lake was beautiful and glistening. Very enjoyable.

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Jamie Conlan
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Heavily trafficked, but a minimal effort hike with a good reward of the lake overlook at the end.

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Bob Johnson
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Nate Rockwood
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Richard Rockwell
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Nice hike. Bring bear repellent and make noise along the way. Road to the trail needs a lot of work though. View is awesome.

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Ryan Atlas
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My four-year-old son and I ran up the trail and down the trail. We ran up in about 35 minutes taking 5-6 short breaks. We ran down in 25 minutes taking maybe for breaks and practicing sneaking through the woods to find animals.

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Bill Mollberg
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Great little hike.

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Jason R
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