Amphitheater Lake Trail

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Amphitheater Lake Trail
Map of the trail
Length5 mi (8 km)
LocationTeton Range
TrailheadsLupine Meadows
Elevation changeApproximate gain of 3,150 ft (960 m)
Highest pointAmphitheater Lake, 9,698 ft (2,956 m)
Lowest pointLupine Meadows, 6,732 ft (2,052 m)
Hiking details
SeasonSummer to Fall
SightsTeton Range
HazardsSevere weather

The Amphitheater Lake Trail is a 5-mile (8.0 km) long hiking trail in Grand Teton National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming.[1] The trailhead is at the Lupine Meadows parking area and climbs steeply more than 3,000 feet (910 m) in just over 5 miles (8.0 km) to Amphitheater Lake.[2] At the 2-mile (3.2 km) point, the trail forks and the Garnet Canyon Trail heads south and then west into Garnet Canyon.[3] Shortly before arriving at Amphitheater Lake, hikers pass Surprise Lake where there is a backcountry camping site available if one obtains a free permit.[4] Amphitheater Lake is southwest of Disappointment Peak. Coordinates: 43°43′39″N 110°45′58″W / 43.7274318°N 110.7660460°W / 43.7274318; -110.7660460[5]

See also[edit]

List of hiking trails in Grand Teton National Park


  1. ^ "Lupine Meadows Trailhead" (pdf). National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-05-19.
  2. ^ "Day Hikes" (pdf). National Park Service. February 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ Grand Teton, WY (Map). Topoquest (USGS Quads). Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  4. ^ "Backcountry Camping" (pdf). National Park Service. October 2006. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  5. ^ "Amphitheater Lake Trail". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-05-11.