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Avalanche Divide

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
75% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 970' 296 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 10,594' 3,229 m
Low: 9,624' 2,933 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A high-alpine trail mostly over 10,000' overlooking a beautiful lake and terminating at "The Wall."

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The majority of the divide is well over 10,000 feet and overlooks the emerald waters of Snowdrift Lake in Avalanche Canyon. Avalanche Divide continually ascends to the base of "The Wall," a formidable cliff band and mountain rising to 11,108'. Directly to the east, views of South Teton's western wall dominate the horizon.

If you're comfortable with off-trail navigation and scrambling, you can access a long-abandoned route from Avalanche Divide through Avalanche Canyon. This eventually reaches a junction with the Alaska Basin Trail, just west of Veiled Peak (11,330').

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#10

in West

#34

in Wyoming

#943

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Atop Avalanche Divide, looking toward Schoolroom Glacier and the South and Middle Teton.
Jul 26, 2016 near Alta, WY

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