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Delta Lake Route

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Enjoy a stunning, glacier-fed lake at the foot of the majestic Grand Teton.


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0.8

KM

Point to Point

9,020' 2,749 m

High

8,534' 2,601 m

Low

505' 154 m

Up

19' 6 m

Down

20%

Avg Grade (11°)

56%

Max Grade (29°)

This has been hidden from our maps to prevent overlap with existing trails, or because our research has found there is no legal access.

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Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This is suitable for experienced hikers only. While navigable with some snow, ideal conditions for this route are when the snow has completely melted. This is an unmaintained route and therefore is not groomed following natural events.

This unmaintained route sees a lot of hiker traffic. Please practice Leave No Trace principles, stick to the beaten path, and be conscious of the fragile mountain environment!

Description

After about 3.0 miles up the trail on your way to Amphitheater Lake, this path to Delta Lake leaves the maintained trail. While traveling north to the boulder field at the beginning, there are many large fallen trees to overcome. The trail is well socialized and easy to find and follow when not covered with snow. The last ascent to the lake is through boulder fields, so some scrambling is required. Follow the cairns for the smoothest ascent and head for the grove of trees visible at the top of the crest, just below the foot of the Grand.

Bring bear spray! I have seen bears both times I've done this route.

Flora & Fauna

Bears, Deer, Marmots, Porcupines, and wildflowers galore.

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Shared By:

Craig Clayton II

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 13 votes

#2

in West

#138

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in West

#3

in Wyoming

#138

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My all time favorite hike hands down. Delta Lake
Mar 8, 2019 near Alta, WY
View of Delta Lake and Grand Teton
Jul 5, 2018 near Alta, WY
Boulder hopping up to Delta Lake. One of the best hikes in my opinion.
Mar 8, 2019 near Alta, WY

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Sep 14, 2018
Elie Lehmann
Sep 9, 2018
Tom Kutz
Sep 7, 2018
Malcolm Smith
Aug 30, 2018
Paul Hoffmann
Aug 15, 2018
Danielle Zacherl
Hiked amphitheater trail with Nicole Geraldean Greg Ella to cutoff plus up to Delta Lake with Amelie Ben - B dropped cell in boulders -steep, fun! 7.5mi
Aug 10, 2018
Ben Heying
Started at lupine meadows trailhead. Great hike with amazing turquoise lake at end. Trail conditions were rough
Jul 24, 2018
Jacob Penderworth
Jul 16, 2018
Tosia Przybyl