Paintbrush Canyon - Backpack and Hike near Alta, Wyoming
Paintbrush Canyon, Wyoming 83414, USA,Alta,Wyoming
43.784783394144064, -110.72723156888082
16.6 miles NE of Alta, Wyoming
Address: Paintbrush Canyon, Wyoming 83414, USA
GPS: 43°47'5.2"N 110°43'38.0"W
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State: Wyoming

National Park

Backpack and Hike

Beautiful trail along String Lake, Leigh Lake, and Lake Solitude. For even more solitude, scramble up the rocks to Micah Lake for a beautiful view and even fewer people. You won't find much of a trail up to Micah Lake but if you loosely follow the stream coming down the rocks, you'll find it pretty easily and less than a 1/2 mile off the trail.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Alta, Wyoming

  1. Head south on Alta School Rd toward W Alta Ski Hill Rd (82 ft)
  2. Slight right onto W Alta Ski Hill Rd
    Entering Idaho
    (0.5 mi)
  3. Continue onto Ski Hill Rd (3.5 mi)
  4. Continue onto E Little Ave (0.5 mi)
  5. Turn left onto ID-33 E/S Main St
    Continue to follow ID-33 E
    Entering Wyoming
    (13.9 mi)
  6. Continue onto WY-22 E (17.4 mi)
  7. Turn left onto US-191 N/US-26 E/US-89 N/W Broadway (1.4 mi)
  8. Turn left onto US-191 N/US-26 E/US-89 N/N Cache St
    Continue to follow US-191 N/US-26 E/US-89 N
    (6.9 mi)
  9. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on US-191 N/US-26 E/US-89 N (5.5 mi)
  10. Turn left onto Teton Park Rd (1.0 mi)
  11. Keep right to stay on Teton Park Rd
    Parts of this road may be closed at certain times or days
    (9.8 mi)
  12. Turn left onto Jenny Lake Rd (1.5 mi)
  13. Turn right onto String Lake Rd (230 ft)
  14. Turn left (161 ft)
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Lake Solitude Grand Teton National Park by Kurt Linford

Trails

Distance ?

16.2 miles Round Trip

Elevation Gain ?

2,168 feet

Real Ascent ?

2,666 feet

Real Descent ?

498 feet

Avg Grade (3°)

5%

Grade (-12° to 22°)

-21% to 40%

Distance ?

10.5 miles

Elevation Gain ?

2,169 feet

Real Ascent ?

4,262 feet

Real Descent ?

2,093 feet

Avg Grade (2°)

4%

Grade (-40° to 36°)

-85% to 72%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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