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Fox Creek Pass

Intermediate
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Leave the park and enjoy this beautiful wilderness.


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3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Point to Point

9,677' 2,949 m

High

8,891' 2,710 m

Low

220' 67 m

Up

909' 277 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs No Dogs

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

Description

Starting from an intersection with Death Canyon Shelf and Death Canyon Trail, head south (left), past an intersection with Fox Creek Trail on your right and Pass Lake on your left. Continue hiking along this easy, contouring section of the trail as it skirts its way along the west slopes of the aptly-named Spearhead Peak (10,045').

Follow the trail south and hike along this mostly level plateau until it begins to descend. Once you start descending, you'll know you're back into the National Park, and you'll see Marion Lake below you. This is a very scenic section of trail with Housetop Mountain (10,439') to your west, and Marion Lake below. From the lake you'll be able to see almost all the way down Granite Canyon!

From Marion Lake, follow the trail as it works its way along the small shelf to an eastward descent. This pass trail terminates at an intersection with Granite Canyon trail and Middle Fork Granite Canyon.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.0 from 3 votes

#5

in South

#10183

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#218

in Wyoming

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So much wildflower diversity!
Aug 19, 2018 near Moose W…, WY
Looking into Death Canyon from Fox Creek Pass.
Oct 11, 2020 near Moose W…, WY
First night on trail at Fox Creek Pass.
Feb 24, 2016 near Moose W…, WY
Male Moose by the campsite in Middle Fork
Aug 19, 2018 near Moose W…, WY
Marion Lake
Aug 24, 2020 near Moose W…, WY
Top of Fox Creek Pass.
May 13, 2016 near Moose W…, WY

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Aug 11, 2020
Emily M
Aug 29, 2018
Tenzin Chuteng
Sep 12, 2017
Kyle T
Jul 8, 2017
Robert De Rose
It was covered in snow and very hard to navigate. Got lost many times.