Phelps Lake Trail in Grand Teton is a moderate 4.7 mile round trip hike with a 965 feet elevation gain. The trail head to the hike is on a dirt road off of Moose–Wilson Rd. About a mile and a half into the trail, there is an overlook that has sweeping views of Phelps lake with its deep blue waters. The descend down to the lake is another mile or so.
If you are here early during the day with plenty of daytime left, you can continue on to the Death Canyon hike, which is 10.5 mile round trip. It is rated “difficult” though due to the 2800 ft elevation gain, so be prepared for the climb if you decide to go further. When we got to Phelps lake it was already close to sunset so we had to turn around.
If you have already been to Grand Teton National Park, let us know in comments what was your experience like. We would love to hear from you! If you planning on visiting Grand Teton, check out our day by day itinerary of our trip to the Tetons.