Trip Idea

Hikes at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve

Multiple Parks

A wooden bench sits beside a lake surrounded by mountains.
Hike to Phelps Lake for views of the Teton Range and into Death Canyon.

NPS Photo/C. Adams

Several easy-moderate trails leave from the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve. To access trails, drive down the Moose-Wilson Road and follow signs to the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve. The Moose-Wilson Road is closed to RVs and trailers and occasionally has closures. Parking at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve is limited to 50 cars. Arrive early to guarantee a parking spot, but plan on waiting if visiting in mid-summer.

Always be prepared when hiking in Grand Teton. Carry water for every member of your group, be alert to your surroundings, and understand your limitations on distance and elevation gain. Wildlife—such as bears—is commonly active in the area. Never approach a wild animal. To check current trail conditions and bear activity, stop at the visitor center to talk with a ranger.
Key for the above map. Green = Easy Light Blue = Moderate Blue = Moderately Strenuous Dark Blue = Strenuous Dark Gray = Very Strenuous
Day Hikes
  • Grand Teton National Park

    Phelps Lake Loop

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve
    • Duration: 3–5 Hours
    • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    A woman takes a picture beside a lake.

    Circle Phelps Lake and get views of Death Canyon and the Teton Range on this moderate hike.

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  • Grand Teton National Park

    Lake Creek - Woodland Trail Loop

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve
    • Duration: 1–3 Hours
    • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day, Dawn, Dusk
    A wooden bench sits beside a lake surrounded by mountains.

    Take an easy hike to the shore of Phelps Lake.

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  • Grand Teton National Park

    Aspen Ridge - Boulder Ridge

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve
    • Duration: 3–5 Hours
    • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day, Dawn, Dusk
    A rocky, mountain canyon sits across a calm lake.

    Travel through aspens and boulders as you hike to Phelps Lake on this loop trail.

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Last updated: September 14, 2022