Death Canyon Shelf

 4 votes

3.5 Miles 5.6 Kilometers

 

94% 

Runnable

Singletrack

371' 113 m

Ascent

-519' -158 m

Descent

9,731' 2,966 m

High

9,415' 2,870 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Minor Issues

1 day agoUpdate

A mostly flat bench on the east side of some awesome peaks.

Tom Robson

Overview

The trail is highly exposed to changes in weather, and water can be difficult to find, especially in September.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

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.

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in Wyoming

#1,636

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701 Since Jan 14, 2015
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Conditions


Minor Issues 1 day ago
Snowy, Some Mud - The shelf is still holding on to a bit of snow but traversing across to/from Meeks Pass is easily accomplished. Snow melt continues to make portions of the trail muddy and sloppy. Water is accessable along the entire length.
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