A Hike to Trapper Lake in Grand Teton National Park
A couple years ago, my husband and I took a three week trip and went on hikes in several national parks across the western part of the United States.Grand Teton National Park was our last stop. We were exhausted. We went to the ranger station and told the ranger we wanted a nice easy hike. He directed us to Trapper Lake. It was perfect!!
From the String Lake trailhead, Trapper Lake was only 4.5 miles and there was very little elevation change. We had a picture perfect view of the Tetons throughout the entire trail. We got to walk along String Lake and Leigh Lake before we finally reached Trapper Lake. The trail was pretty busy at first. People were swimming in String Lake. It didn't take long, however, before we were alone in one of the most beautiful places in the country.
Trapper Lake was the embodiment of a little picturesque mountain lake. With the Tetons as a backdrop, we spent hours just watching the sun set. Because the hike was so easy, we were able to enjoy the evening without aching muscles for once. There was a little stream that fed into Trapper Lake and we soaked our feet in the ice cold water.
- Summer at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is the gateway to Grand Teton National Park and your home for summer adventure.
After we hiked out the next morning and drove to Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole is a great little tourist town complete with afternoon staged gun fight and all. We stayed at a great little motel and spent the afternoon walking the streets and visiting little shops. It was the perfect end to a great trip that my husband and I will treasure for the rest of our lives!