Thing to Do

Heron Pond - Swan Lake Loop Trail

Mountains viewed across a Lilly pad-covered pond.

Take an easy loop trail for access to two ponds and views of the Teton Range. From Colter Bay, take the trail to Heron Pond. From there, continue on to Swan Lake before heading back to Colter Bay. The trail winds through forests and wetlands. Swan Lake and Heron pond are both home to birds and other wildlife.
The Swan Lake-Heron Pond Loop Trail is an easy, 3 m/4.8 km RT loop trail.
general fee is charged to enter Grand Teton National Park.
Park at Colter Bay for access to the Swan Lake-Heron Pond Loop Trail.
Accessibility Information
The Heron Pond/Swan Lake trail is a 3 mile (4.8 km) roundtrip trail. While the trail is relatively level, expect obstacles such as branches, roots, and exposed rock.

Last updated: May 12, 2021