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Death Canyon Trail

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Length

9.8 Miles 15.7 Kilometers


Elevation

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

Conditions


Minor Issues 14 days ago
Mostly Dry - Still about 4-6 snowfields to cross. Nothing serious. Easily done with walking sticks. History

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

Tom Robson

Overview

Backcountry camping permits can be found here: nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/…
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: No Dogs

Description [Suggest Changes]

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 [Suggest Changes]

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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Check-Ins

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
Jul 30, 2017
Sarah Westmen
Back packed. It was AMAZING!! 10mi
Jul 21, 2017
Gabriel McHugh
10.5mi
Jul 15, 2017
gfatlantis Pocock
little past ranger cabin

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 6 votes

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