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Amphitheater Lake

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Address: Grand Teton National Park, WY
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Viewing wildlife
Description: Scenic lake popular with hikers.

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Amphitheater Lake

This walk is written up in several publications as 'difficult' or challenging. We found it to be a steady but not too tough hike. The views on the way up and back are wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
goldenjays
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This walk is written up in several publications as 'difficult' or challenging. We found it to be a steady but not too tough hike. The views on the way up and back are wonderful and the trail moves in and out woods and clearings and up into Alpine country. The gradient is fairly steady the whole way, and we saw... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We did this hike in Sep 2014. Started out at 8 AM at 36 degrees, ended at 5 PM at 76 degrees. The hike is as described in the guide books: flat at the beginning then up hill relentlessly, gaining 3000 ft in 4.5 miles. The views along the way were spectacular. You can see much of Jackson Hole including... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The trail to Amphitheater lake is nicely groomed. There's enough traverses to keep you going opposed to going straight up. Gorgeous up top. Took us about 5 hours round trip.

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This hike can be strenuous because of the ridge trail and the ascent but so worth it! Very relaxing to sit by the lake, take in the incredible view of the cirque and have lunch after hiking for several hours. Cannot wait to do it again next year!

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Rural Virginian
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66 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This hike is popular but not horribly so. We had a beautiful day in July and had a gorgeous hike with lots of wildflowers and chipmunks. We detoured just a tad to take in Surprise Lake as well--if you walk just a little way around Surprise Lake the view of the mountains, including Grand Teton, is stunning.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was an amazing , but difficult hike. The trail seems to go on forever with the switch backs and constant rise to the top. No flatish area to get a breath. I hiked this trail July 17, 2014 with my sons (adult). We almost did not continue due to a Brown bear crossing the trail 30ft from us, and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was a pretty tough hike with 3000ft elevation gain, but we loved it! The kids did great, we walked through fields of wild flowers, but also through snow. Both Surprise Lake on the way and Amphitheater Lake are amazing!!!

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Irwin, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The first two times I attempted to get there I could't because of deep snow in June, summer comes late to Amphitheater Lake. After I made it there, I was delighted I kept trying as the place is awesome.

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Sydney, Australia
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63 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This trail divides about halfway up and one leads to Amphitheatre Lake, and the other to Garnet Canyon-these notes cover the Garnet Canyon divide. The trail starts off as the Lupin Meadows Trail and is flat for the first half mile from the trailhead through pine forest with views of the meadows. The trail then follows the spine of a... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

the hike was a challenge but the reward of scenic panoramas and a beautiful destination made it worth the work. wildlife along the way was also a welcome reward for the steep climb.

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