Surprise and Amphitheater Lakes Professional Review and Guide
"Surprise and Amphitheater Lakes sit on a bench beneath the high cliffs and snow-covered slopes of Disappointment Peak. Amphitheater Lake, at an elevation of 9,698 feet, sits in a rugged, steep-walled cirque at the eastern base of the towering peak. Surprise Lake (9,550-feet) is a circular tarn in a beautiful subalpine setting. The high mountain lakes are located only a quarter mile apart. The majestic peaks of the Teton Range, including Grand Teton, Mount Owen, and Teepe Pillar, surround the lakes. The hike begins on the valley floor in Lupine Meadows, just south of Jenny Lake, and climbs to the lakes through sage-covered meadows, forested moraines, flower-filled slopes, and alpine tundra."