Static Peak

HARD 18 reviews
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Static Peak is a 16.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Beaver Creek, Wyoming that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
16.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5,423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no dogs

hiking
4 days ago

We planned to hike this, but access was closed and we would have had to drive an hour to another access point. We hiked Surprise and Amphitheatre instead. Nearby and awesome hike!

hiking
4 days ago

We planned to hike this, but access was closed and we would have had to drive an hour to another access point. We hiked Surprise and Amphitheatre instead. Nearby and awesome hike!

hiking
12 days ago

Pretty intense hike, switchbacks seem like they will never stop but the PEAK IS 100% WORTH THE EFFORT! Amazing views, 360°.

hiking
17 days ago

We went up today and the snow has almost entirely melted. There is only a 15-20 foot stretch that we passed without issue.

hiking
28 days ago

Hiked July 11, 2018. By far the most beautiful views of all the trails I've hiked in the Teton Region. Definitely worth the effort. The only issue we had was about 800 ft below the summit, we hit a pretty dangerous looking patch of snow completely covering the trail. Prior to this we were able to find ways around the snow, which covers a lot of the trail after taking a left at the saddle (away from Albright Peak). I didn't feel comfortable crossing this last one, and so at 10,500 ft we prayed for our friends who had already crossed (they had ice axes), and made our decent. Don't let this discourage you from climbing to where we did, as the views are arguably the best in the park (that excludes the major peaks, of course). Take ice axes, which can be rented for around 8$ in town, crampons, trekking poles, and bear spray. We spotted a moose after the Ranger station, but nothing more after that. Also bring your bug spray because the mosquitos are really bad up on the saddles, and really anywhere you stop. If you don't feel comfortable crossing the snow at such a steep angle, simply turn around. the peak itself looks like a big green hump, and I believe tops out at 11,300 ft. Anyone who has done it knows it's SO worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Did the hike July 6th and while there was no snow at the summit or the divide, there was quite a bit along the ridgeline between Albert and Static Divide. I would advise you bring trekking poles, crampons, or an ice axe to help traverse the snow safely if you're hiking before the snow melt concludes.

The way up through Death Canyon is gorgeous and very well maintained, though much more highly trafficked. The trail from the basin to the divide was mostly fine, but it is not marked. If the snow is covering wide swaths of trail it can be tricky to keep track. A map or GPS might be handy if this makes you nervous. From the divide to Static Peak there isn't really a trail, so you'll have to do your best to not crush the Alpine plants by hopping from rock to rock.

No climbing is necessary unless you are trying to avoid a snow traverse.

If you have time, find your way to the top of Mt Albert for an excellent view of Phelps Lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Did Static & Albright on July 7th. Some of the snow fields you have to cross to reach Static are a bit sketchy, so an ice axe wouldn't be a bad idea. We did it without and axe and we were fine, but would have felt safer with one.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Definitely makes for a good day and if you're feeling ambitious and you veer right off of static divide you can also hike up to Albright peak. Hiked on July 4th and was still snow blocking parts of the trail up high but alternate routes can easily be found. Great view of buck mountain and the gros ventres from the summit.

hiking
2 months ago

1.Extremely difficult if you are not conditioned.
2. Can only reach the peak in July and August because of snow melt
3. Bring bear spray
4. Nice cold mountain springs along the way for a quick dip.
5. No dogs allowed
6. All types of weather so make sure you are prepared.

hiking
10 months ago

Insanely beautiful hike. Not much traffic, especially if you go in the early fall months. The trail is really well maintained, and the forks are marked, so getting lost isn't a possibility. There are a decent amount of moose at the top of the canyon where the trail levels out before the second half of the uphill climb, so keep your eyes out.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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Saturday, August 05, 2017