Alaska Basin

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Alaska Basin
Subalpine basin
Static Peak Divide Trail B.jpg
Alaska Basin Trail with Alaska Basin to the left
Country United States
State Wyoming
Location Teton Range =[1]
 - elevation 9,400 ft (2,865.1 m) [1]
 - coordinates 43°42′04″N 110°51′16″W / 43.70111°N 110.85444°W / 43.70111; -110.85444Coordinates: 43°42′04″N 110°51′16″W / 43.70111°N 110.85444°W / 43.70111; -110.85444
Highest point
 - elevation 10,400 ft (3,169.9 m)
Area 8 sq mi (21 km2)

Alaska Basin is a subalpine basin on the west slopes of the Teton Range, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Located on the western border of Grand Teton National Park, Alaska Basin is within the Jedediah Smith Wilderness of Caribou-Targhee National Forest. The drainage for the basin is to the northwest along Teton Creek through Teton Canyon. Access into the basin is by trail only and the basin is bisected by the Teton Crest Trail which connects Mount Meek Pass to the south with Hurricane Pass to the north. The Alaska Basin Trail also enters Alaska Basin and connects with the Teton Crest Trail near Sunset Lake.[2] Alaska Basin can also be accessed from the west by starting at the Teton Canyon campground. From there the hike to the summit of Table Mountain is 12 miles (19 km) roundtrip with a total elevation gain of 4,150 feet (1,260 m).[3]

Alaska Basin at sunset

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alaska Basin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  2. ^ Grand Teton, WY (Map). Topoquest (USGS Quads). Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Day Hikes" (pdf). National Park Service. February 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-25.