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Trail

8.4 mile 13.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,510' 765 m
Descent: -1,543' -470 m
High: 9,697' 2,956 m
Low: 7,419' 2,261 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

East to west canyon trail ascending to Mt. Hunt Divide from Phelps Lake and down to Granite Canyon.

Tom Robson

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

Description

The trail begins at a junction with Open Canyon Cutoff, just off of Valley Trail. It is most easily accessed from the trailhead near the White Grass Ranger Station Historic District.

From Open Canyon Cutoff the trail heads west from Phelps Lake to Mount Hunt Divide and then descends into Granite Canyon. There are multiple attractions just off of Open Canyon, including Indian Lake, Coyote Lake, as well as Mount Hunt. Each require off trail navigation to access, however. There are two different camping zones in the canyon which are available by permit.

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Sep 13, 2017
Kate Muller

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#6

in South

#7912

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#6

in South

#175

in Wyoming

#7,912

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