Adventure Hike to Delta Lake in Grand Teton

Go on a strenuous hike to Delta Lake in Grand Teton National Park and experience breathtaking views of a milky-green glacial lake under the towering peaks of the Grand Tetons.

Last updated: May 2024
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    Entry to Grand Teton National Park requires a National Park Pass, which costs $35 per vehicle for a 7-day pass or $70 for an annual pass.

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  1. Start: Begin the hike at Lupine Meadows Trailhead.
  2. Trail: Follow the Valley Trail to Garnet Canyon Trail, then turn onto the unmarked Delta Lake Trail.
  3. Switchbacks: Ascend six switchbacks with 1,100 feet of elevation gain.
  4. Off-Trail Section: Scramble through steep boulders for the last half-mile.
  5. Destination: Reach Delta Lake at 3.7 miles from the trailhead and 2,325 feet of elevation gain.
  6. Enjoy: Take in the views, swim in the glacial lake, and relax before heading back the same way.

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Lupine Meadows Trailhead, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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Packing List

  • Hiking boots
  • Lightweight Merino wool hiking socks
  • Small day pack
  • Sunblock
  • Light, quick-drying towel
  • Sun hat (preferably waterproof)
  • Lightweight rain jacket
  • Bear spray

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