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Hikes at the Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve

Grand Teton National Park

A woman takes a photo at a lakeshore.
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 Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve. To access trails, drive down the Moose-Wilson road and follow signs to the Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve. The Moose-Wilson Road is closed to RVs and trailers and occasionally has closures. Parking at the Laurence 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 prepapred 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.
Day Hikes
  • Grand Teton National Park

    Phelps Lake Loop

    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Front-Country Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve
    • Duration: 3–4 Hours
    • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    A woman take 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: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Front-Country Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve
    • Duration: 1–2 Hours
    • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day, Dawn, Dusk
    A wooden bench sits beside a lake surrounded by mountains.

    Take an easy walk to the shore of Phelps Lake.

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  • Grand Teton National Park

    Aspen Ridge - Boulder Ridge

    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Front-Country Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve
    • Duration: 2–3 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 travel to Phelps Lake on this moderate loop trail.

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Last updated: October 10, 2019