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Address: Grand Teton National Park, WY

Scenic lake popular with hikers.

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Killer views, beautiful lakes.

What a beautiful hike! Suprise and Amphitheatre Lakes are just amazing! You could also see Bradley and Taggart lake from the distance. Killer views all along the hike. Its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Meriliis S
Parnu, Estonia
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Parnu, Estonia
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful hike! Suprise and Amphitheatre Lakes are just amazing! You could also see Bradley and Taggart lake from the distance. Killer views all along the hike. Its definitely worth climbing up to the viewpoint from the Amphitheatre Lake too as you can see to the other side of the mountains, where is a huuuuge drop down, so thrilling!... More 

Thank Meriliis S
Lombard, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my breath away. Live in Chicago, midwest and after visiting this beautiful mountain, not sure why we live here. The hike kicked was a journey up but was well worth it, the Ampitheater opened up to a view I will never forget!! Good to be alive!!

Thank designsbydar
Homosassa, Florida
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took this hike in mid June. I encountered some pockets of snow just past the trail head that goes to Garnet Canyon. The last mile there was a couple feet of packed snow that was becoming slush in several places. Wear boots or waterproof shoes if you plan a spring time hike. It was more difficult and tiring do... More 

Thank Pauluno
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273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

I hiked this trail some years ago with a friend and it was a REAL treat to experience this area!! It is a challenging trail for the unfit, but it is just fine for those with good conditioning. After all, my hiking companion made it down with a sprained ankle. It is about a 3,000 foot elevation gain to get... More 

2 Thank Tigerman777
Jackson, Wyoming
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579 reviews
330 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

It is a sadness that most times I have visited this wonderfully secluded spot was on the way to the north side of the Grand Teton and the glacier found there or to Mt. Owen when it is such a splendid destination for its own sake. Get a backcountry camping permit from the Rangers to fully absorb this place. Or... More 

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Chattahoochee, Florida
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Vertical climb of 3000 feet over 4.8 miles. Then you must come down. The views are once in a lifetime and provide a great experience into the high back country of GTNP. Take two liters of water per person and sunscreen. A rain jacket may be needed. Our first attempt in 2008 was not successful as the temperatures soared and... More 

1 Thank FloridaNative1944
Frisco, Texas
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135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Not for the faint of heart - can be up to a 10 mile hike depending on route and 3000 feet of elevation change. Bring lots of water but also bring a good wide-angle lens. What a reward for those willing to put up the effort.

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St. Albans
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great hike with beautiful views. Our 9 and 10 year old did this without difficulty. The elevation gain was not bad. Surprise Lake is another beautiful spot along the way. Bring bear spray as we had a sighting about 3 miles up the trail. Definitely recommend this hike.

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Americus, Georgia
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We visited Surprise Lake first and decided it was worth the extra .2 mile up the Amphitheater. Eleven miles round trip - and even though our hiking book described it as "demoralizing" - what an incredible sight! Beautiful scenery to take in with the Grand in the background. There is a small trail going up to the left (think goat... More 

3 Thank Jay_Kay_Donovan
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a good hike if you want to get quite high reasonably quickly. Truth be told, the distant views across the flatlands on the way up are nothing special, but you do get to see the lakes down below, which is good. Only once you get to Surprise Lake do you get the feeling that you're deep in mountain... More 

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