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Death Canyon Trail

 4.6 (7)

Length


9.8 Miles 15.7 Kilometers


3,150' 960 m

Ascent

-383' -117 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

9,573' 2,918 m

High

6,767' 2,062 m

Low

Shared By Tom Robson

Conditions


All Clear 79 days ago
Dry History

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A beautiful canyon trail that opens up to awesome wildflowers the higher it gets.

Tom Robson

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Backcountry camping permits can be found here: nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/…

Description

This trail begins at the Death Canyon Trailhead, just north of the White Grass Ranger Station Historic District and ends at an intersection with Fox Creek Pass and Death Canyon Shelf. To access Death Canyon Trail, drive to the Death Canyon Trailhead where the trail shortly joins the Valley Trail and heads west. The trail is flanked by Albright Peak (10,552') to the north and Prospectors Mountain (11,241') to the south. After over 2 miles, the canyon widens and is intercepted by the Static Peak Divide.

From here, the Death Canyon Trail continues west, then southwest, climbing steadily to Fox Creek Pass. Like many of the Grand Teton trails, there is a nice camping area here. This camping zone extends from just west of the Alaska Basin Trail junction to .5 mi below Fox Creek Pass and is available by permit.

Flora & Fauna

Fauna:
  • Pika
  • Marmot
  • Moose
  • Black Bears
  • Grizzly Bears

Birds:
  • American Dippers
  • Harlequin Ducks
  • Western Tanagers
  • Ruby-Crowned Kinglets
  • Yellow-Rumped Warblers
  • Golden Eagles
  • Steller’s Jays
  • Gray Jays
  • Golden-Crowned Kinglets
  • Dark-Eyed
    Juncos
  • Townsend’s Warblers

Flora:
  • Dense conifer forest
  • Open meadows of
    wildflowers
  • As elevation increases, wildflowers
    abound while trees become stunted and eventually shrub-like.

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Oct 2, 2018
Nikki Morrow
Saw a black bear wowow 6mi
Jul 22, 2018
Patti Roadtripper
Loved this hike,even more than cascade canyon. The view of Phelps lake from the overlook was amazing. Only hiked about 7 1/2 miles of the trail
Jul 18, 2018
Jim James
May 26, 2018
Emely B
Closed on the way up Due to snow avalanche
May 22, 2018
D W
7mi
May 14, 2018
Sidney Noyce
4mi
Oct 20, 2017
Andrew Baker
Sep 10, 2017
Kyle T

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  4.6 from 7 votes

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