Lake Creek Trail

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Distance1.3mi
Elevation Gain395ft
Trailhead Elevation6,648ft
Top6,660ft
Elevation Min/Max6430/6660ft
Elevation Start/End6648/6648ft

Lake Creek Trail

Lake Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is within Grand Teton National Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 6,648 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 395 feet. The trail ends near the Phelps Lake Restrooms. This trail connects with the following: Aspen Ridge Trail.

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"The land that formed the JY Ranch sits in the southwest corner of Grand Teton National Park on the shore of Phelps Lake. The ranch, used as a summer retreat by the Rockefellers since the early 1 930s, was donated to the national park by Laurance Rockefeller and opened to the public in 2007. The year-round trails all depart from the visitor center and lead to Phelps Lake, offering close-up views of the Teton Range and Death Canyon.

The 96,000-acre Grand Teton National Park lies just south of
Yellowstone National Park, their borders connected by the John D.Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway. The Snake River’s headwaters originate in Yellowstone, then the river runs the length of Grand Teton National Park. En route, the river forms the 25,000-acre Jackson Lake. Tributaries of the Snake cascade down the Teton Range and form a string of large morainal lakes along the front range."

"The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve is a 1 ,1 06-acre refuge within Grand Teton National Park at the southern end of Phelps Lake. The preserve, opened to the public in the fall of 2007, was generously donated to the national park by Laurance S. Rockefeller, son of John D. Rockefeller. For nearly 70 years, the site (formerly known as the JY Ranch) served as a summer retreat for the Rockefeller family. Over the course of three years, before public access was open to the preserve, 30 log buildings and other ranch structures were moved off-site or demolished and two roads were removed.

The land was returned to its natural state, restoring wetlands, reducing non-native vegetation, and improving the wildlife habitat. Eight miles of hiking trails were developed, forming a series of loops through the 1 ,1 06-acre preserve. The trails begin at the Rockefeller Preserve Center, a 7,500-square-foot visitor center. Its green technology includes solar power energy and composting toilets."

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Trail Information

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
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Easy
Skill Level
Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve
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USGS: Grand Teton
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Sep 2018