“A mostly flat bench on the east side of some awesome peaks.
— Tom Robson
Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
The trail is highly exposed to changes in weather, and water can be difficult to find, especially in September.
Starting from Mt. Meek Pass, Death Canyon Shelf heads southwest and runs along the bench sitting atop Death Canyon. This trail is very easy to follow as it is a straight shot from the pass to Death Canyon Trail
Death Canyon Shelf sits atop Death Canyon proper, and is on the eastern flank of some of the park's most beautiful mountains: Fossil Mountain, Mount Bannon (10,966'), Mount Jedediah Smith (10,610'), and Mount Meek (10,681'). To the east, you can see all the way down Death Canyon to Jackson Hole.