Thing to Do
Moose-Wilson Road in Winter
During winter, pets are allowed on plowed roadways and parking areas, and the unplowed portions of the Teton Park and Moose-Wilson roads.
- Pets must be restrained on a leash (six feet or less) within 30 feet of roadway.
- Properly dispose of your pet's waste. Check at the trailheads for Mutt-Mitt stations.
A general fee is charged to enter Grand Teton National Park.
Winter Trailhead Access
From Moose: Drive 3 miles (4.8km) south of Moose on the Moose-Wilson Road to the gate at the Death Canyon Road. Park on the west (right) side of the road.
From Teton Village: Drive north from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, enter the park and continue north for one mile. Park at the Granite Canyon Trailhead
Easy, 5.8 miles (9.3 km) round-trip, total climbing: 500 feet (152 m).
From either the north, Death Canyon Road gate, or the south, Granite Canyon Trailhead Gate, the Moose-Wilson Road is a heavily skier, snowshoer, and walker tracked trail. It gains elevation generally from the south to the north, but has numerous ups and downs along the way. Many skier tracked trails lead off the road to different destinations, know where you are going and how to get back.
Phelps Lake Overlook (from north)
Moderate, 5.2 miles (8.7 km) round-trip, total climbing: 730 feet (222 m).
Start at the Death Canyon Road gate and head north 1.6 miles. You will pass the White Grass Road gate and continue on to the Death Canyon Trailhead. From the Death Canyon Trailhead it is 0.1 mile to the Valley Trail then head southwest, to the left, on the trail 0.9 miles to the Phelps Lake Overlook. Return by the same route.
Phelps Lake (from north)
Moderate, 4.0 miles (6.4 km) round-trip, total climbing: 300 feet (91 m).
Start at the Moose-Wilson Road gate and head south 1.2 miles. On the right side of the road near the entrance to the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve take the skier tracked trail up Wister Draw 0.8 miles to Phelps Lake. Return by the same route or make a loop by connecting to the old ranch road winter trail then go north on the Moose-Wilson Road.
Phelps Lake (from south)
Moderate, 4.6 miles (7.4 km) round-trip, total climbing: 450 feet (137 m).
Start at the Granite Canyon Trailhead gate on the Moose-Wilson Road. Head north 1.2 miles to a sharp turn in the road and go on a skier tracked trail along an old ranch road to the northwest. Climb moderately 1.1 miles to a stunning winter view of Phelps Lake. Return by the same route or make a loop by connecting to the Wister Draw winter trail then go south on the Moose-Wilson Road.
Moose-Wilson Road Winter Map
Death Canyon Road GateFrom Moose, Teton Park Road, drive 3 miles (4.8km) south on the Moose-Wilson Road to the gate at the Death Canyon Road. Park on the west (right) side of the road.
Granite Canyon Trailhead Gate
On the Moose-Wilson Road, WY 390, drive north from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (Teton Village), enter the park and continue north for one mile. Park at the Granite Canyon Trailhead.
Last updated: March 6, 2023