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black Hanging Canyon to Lake of the Crags

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2.2 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
48% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,774' 845 m
Descent: -44' -13 m
High: 9,557' 2,913 m
Low: 6,828' 2,081 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 24% (13°)
Max Grade: 67% (34°)

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Trail shared by Sylvia Cooper

A steep climb through Hanging Canyon to Lake of the Crags.

Sylvia Cooper

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail, not maintained by Grand Teton National Park, is a great place to go for solitude. Travel about 3 miles and gain nearly 3,000 ft of elevation on your way through Hanging Canyon to Lake of the Crags. The trail switchbacks through forested area and then follows a stream up to the lake. There are rock area crossing through scree fields and loose rock, so you'll want to make sure that you have proper ankle support.

After reaching Arrowhead Pond, Lake of the Crags is reached by traveling up one final hill, and through one last scree field. Great views of the Tetons await on the way up and take your time to enjoy the views of the valley on the return trip.

Flora & Fauna

Moose, bear, and elk are sometimes seen from the lower forest area, and marmots can be found in the rocks. Indian paintbrush often adorns the trailsides.

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  4.6 from 12 votes

#4

in West

#307

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#4

in West

#9

in Wyoming

#307

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