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Death Canyon, Grand Teton National Park

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Death Canyon is located in Grand Teton National Park, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The canyon was formed by glaciers which retreated at the end of the last glacial maximum approximately 15,000 years ago, leaving behind a U-shaped valley. The trailhead for the canyon is located on a side road off the Moose-Wilson Road, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) from the park headquarters at Moose, Wyoming. At the base of the canyon is Phelps Lake which was created by glacial activity. The Death Canyon Trail extends the length of the canyon to Fox Creek Pass, at which point the Death Canyon Shelf, a relative narrow and level plateau, can be traversed. The canyon has many Whitebark Pine stands, particularly near the tree line. At the junction of the Death Canyon and the Alaska Basin trails, the historic Death Canyon Barn is preserved after being listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
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  • A favorite hike. Beautiful. In mid June, wildflowers were everywhere. I only wish I were backpacking and stayed the night "out there." This is one of the nicest long distance hikes we did in GTNP... 
    A favorite hike. Beautiful. In mid June, wildflowers were everywhere. I only wish I were backpacking and stayed the night "out there." This is one of the nicest long distance hikes we did in GTNP...  more »
  • Challenging 7.9 mi RT hike. Do not attempt if you're not in decent shape or accustomed to steep inclines. Parking at the trailhead is indeed off-road. You may see cars parked along the way once the.....  more
    Challenging 7.9 mi RT hike. Do not attempt if you're not in decent shape or accustomed to steep inclines. Parking at the trailhead is indeed off-road. You may see cars parked along the way once the.....  more »
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  • We came out alive
  • Amazing intermediate level hike ! A bit crowded but the views were well worth it

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