Day Hikes in Grand Teton National Park
The 1 0,790-foot Static Peak Divide, near the national park boundary, is a high-alpine divide that lies between Death Canyon and Avalanche Canyon. This hike climbs up Death Canyon to the patrol cabin (Hike 6), then veers north to Static Peak Divide on the Alaska Basin Trail.
Nestled beneath the sheer, jagged cliffs of the Teton Range, the strenuous Alaska Basin Trail gains 3,000 feet in four miles up to the divide. From the divide are sweeping panoramic vistas of Jackson Hole, the Snake River, and the Gros Ventre Range. Beyond the divide, the trail drops into Alaska Basin in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness.