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Visit This U.S. National Park To Hike To A Stunning Mountainside Lake
With more than 250 miles of trails in awe-inspiring scenery, Grand Teton National Park offers hikers a truly magical experience, especially the journey to Lake Delta.
Tucked away in the Teton mountain range and off the beaten path, this sub-alpine lake is a hidden oasis. While Lake Delta is a gorgeous sight, getting there can be a challenge.
The rocky terrain and steep incline can make it difficult, with a total elevation gain of 2,300 feet. Winters are bitter in Grand Teton, so be sure to go between June and October.
While this 8-mile round-trip journey is a challenge, the breathtaking sights make the hike worth it. Those interested in the adventure will begin at the Lupine Meadows trailhead.
From here, follow the Valley Trail to reach Garnet Canyon Trail. Next is a series of switchbacks heading toward Surprise and Amphitheater Lakes.
At the end of the switchback are stairs leading to the three boulder fields. After crossing them, walk the final half-mile over the steep Glacier Gulch to reach Lake Delta.
Opening up before you will be the mystical blue waters of the Delta Lake — given its color by the glacial silt — a fitting finale to any worthy quest.