Lower Slide Lake Gros Ventre Slide Interpretive Trail

Elk, Wyoming 83012

Lower Slide Lake Gros Ventre Slide Interpretive Trail

Lower Slide Lake: Gros Ventre Slide Interpretive Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Gros Ventre River, a tributary of the Snake River, winds into Jackson Hole through Antelope Flats, forming a portion of the southern boundary of Grand Teton National Park. On June 23, 1 925, a 2,000-foot avalanche from Sheep Mountain, on the south side of the river valley, blocked the canyon and formed a natural dam 225-feet high and a mile wide. The dam blocked the Gros Ventre River, creating Lower Slide Lake.

The three-mile-long lake covers over 1 ,1 00 acres and is now a popular recreation site. The Gros Ventre Slide Interpretive Trail is a 0.8-mile hike along a self-guided nature trail. The trail overlooks the largest natural landslide of historical record in North America. Informative signs along the trail discuss the geology and flora of the area."

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Trail Information

Elk
Nearby City
1.2
Distance
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Bridger Teton National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS: Shadow Mountain
Local Maps

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Oct 2018