TETON NATIONAL PARK: Hike to Phelps Lake

Phelps Lake

The Rockerferllers recently donated their private land around Phelps lake and have made the most beautiful reserve. This is our familie’s favorite hike and one you won’t want to miss. It’s only about 1.5 miles. There are two trails, one throught the trees and forest and another that goes along the river, the woodland trail.


The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve can be found by heading to Moose and taking the turn off right before the visitor center.
When you get there, expect to wait in line for 30-45 minutes. There are a limited number of parking spots to ensure a limited number of hikers at a time. If you have a hybrid car, you’re in luck. There are a few spots available for hybrid cars.


While we wait for a parking spot we gear up and get everything situated, get our sunscreen and bug spray on and use the bathroom. {A side note on the bathroom}


The hike ends at a Phelps lake with a view of the tetons and the lake.

It’s a fun hike, even if you get caught in the rain.


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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

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