Thing to Do

Phelps Lake Loop

A woman take a picture beside a lake.

This loop trail provides access to Phelps Lake as well as views into Death Canyon and the southern end of the Teton Range. Start the trail from the Laurence S Rockefeller Preserve and follow the trail as it loops Phelps Lake. Those looking to extend the hike can add the Aspen Ridge or Boulder Ridge trails on the way to and from the lake.
The Phelps Lake Loop Trail is a moderate, 6.3 m/10.1 km RT loop trail.
general fee is charged to enter Grand Teton National Park.
Park at the Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve to access the Phelps Lake Loop Trail. Parking is limited.
Permits are required for those planning to stay overnight in the backcountry. Visit the backcountry page to learn about obtaining a permit.
Accessibility Information
The Phelps Lake Loop trail is a 6.3 mile (10.1 km) roundtrip hike. The trail features mild elevation gain, several bridge crossings, and other trail obstacles such as exposed roots and rocks.

Grand Teton National Park

Last updated: May 13, 2021