Lake Solitude (Wyoming)

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For other bodies of water by the same name, see Lake Solitude (disambiguation).
Lake Solitude
Grand Teton from Lake Solitude.jpg
With views to the major peaks of the Cathedral Group in the background. Teewinot Mountain left, Mount Owen center and Grand Teton at right
Location Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, US
Coordinates 43°47′33″N 110°50′41″W / 43.79250°N 110.84472°W / 43.79250; -110.84472Coordinates: 43°47′33″N 110°50′41″W / 43.79250°N 110.84472°W / 43.79250; -110.84472[1]
Type Glacial Lake
Primary inflows Snowmelt
Primary outflows Cascade Creek
Basin countries United States
Max. length .30 mi (0.48 km)
Max. width .25 mi (0.40 km)
Surface area 40 acres (16 ha)
Surface elevation 9,035 ft (2,754 m)

Lake Solitude is a lake located in Grand Teton National Park, in the U.S. state of Wyoming.[2] The 0.5-mile (0.80 km) in circumference natural lake is situated at the head of north Cascade Canyon and is a popular destination for hikers and backpackers. From the Cascade Canyon trailhead on the west shore of Jenny Lake, the lake is a distance of 7.2 miles (11.6 km) and there is an altitude gain of 2,252 feet (686 m) along the Cascade Canyon Trail and Lake Solitude Trail. An alternate route to the lake from the north begins at String Lake and steeply climbs through Paintbrush Canyon to Paintbrush Divide on the Paintbrush Canyon Trail and then descends to Lake Solitude after a 11.5-mile (18.5 km) hike with an altitude increase of over 4,000 feet (1,200 m) to the divide.[3]

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  1. ^ "Lake Solitude". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  2. ^ Mount Moran, WY (Map). Topoquest (USGS Quads). Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  3. ^ "Day Hikes" (PDF). National Park Service. March 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-08.