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Jackson Hole Summer Vacations, Flat Creek Inn style

A summer of working at the Flat Creek Inn is long enough to have all kinds of adventures and meet people from all around the globe and all walks of life. With so much to see and do in Jackson, people trying to plan their own Jackson Hole summer vacations frequently ask us what we, the employees, like to do in Jackson during our time off.

This is our response.

 

 

There’s plenty of outdoor adventures to be had, but we caught this particular adventure on video at Phelps Lake, a picturesque lake sitting just south of the Tetons. It’s a 25-minute drive from Flat Creek Inn to the trailhead and an easy 2-3 mile hike from there to the lake itself.

There are two routes leading to the lake; one begins at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve parking lot and takes you on a relatively easy hike along the creek to the eastern edge of the lake. The other option, beginning at the Death Canyon trailhead, is a steeper, more difficult route that rewards with you a gorgeous view of the lake and nearby mountains from an elevated ridge.

For extra fun, consider renting paddle boards in Jackson to take to the lake or stopping by the visitor center for the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve.

Time’s a-wastin’. Plan your own adventure now!

See you at the lake.

For more information on the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center and Phelps Lake, visit http://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/lsrpvc.htm.

 

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