Phelps Lake (Wyoming)

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Phelps Lake
Phelps Lake from Death Canyon.jpg
A view of Phelps Lake and Jackson Valley from Death Canyon
Location Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, US
Coordinates 43°38′34″N 110°47′41″W / 43.64278°N 110.79472°W / 43.64278; -110.79472Coordinates: 43°38′34″N 110°47′41″W / 43.64278°N 110.79472°W / 43.64278; -110.79472
Type natural lake
Primary inflows Death Canyon Creek
Primary outflows Lake Creek
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Max. width .75 mi (1.2 km)
Surface area 750 acres (300 ha)
Surface elevation 6,633 ft (2,021 m)

Phelps Lake is located in Grand Teton National Park, in the U. S. state of Wyoming.[1] The natural lake is located at the entrance to Death Canyon in the southern section of the park. A number of hiking trails can be found near the lake, the most popular being a 1.8 mile (2.9 km) roundtrip hike to the Phelps Lake overlook.[2]

Jumping Rock[edit]

"Jumping Rock" is a popular rock that sits on the northern side of Phelps Lake. It is so called "Jumping Rock" for the reason that it performs as a natural diving board. It is a 25–30 foot drop into the lake, but the water is deep enough for those brave enough to jump in. The water is cold, even in August.

Two avid adventurers gazing into the immensity of the Tetons on Jumping Rock

See also[edit]

Cited references[edit]

  1. ^ "Phelps Lake, USGS Grand Teton (WY) Topo Map" (Map). TopoQuest. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Day Hikes" (pdf). National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 

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