Grizzly Lake Trail


Grizzly Lake Trail


Difficulty:  Moderate     Trail Use:   Heavy

Length:   4.8 miles from Trailhead to jct with Redman Creek, 4.5 miles to Grizzly Lake

Elevation:    7020 ft at Trailhead, 7340 ft at jct with Blue Miner Lake Trail #4095, 7221 ft at Grizzly Lake

Open to:  Hikers, Equestrian

Trail Highlights:

  • The trail begins at the kiosk and continues up the sage brush hillside .  The trail continues up the hill where it comes into a large open sagebrush meadow offering great views of the Red Hills and the Tetons.
  • The trail continues through a mixture of large open hillsides and patches of pine and aspen forest, crossing several small creeks, some of which do not have bridges.  Be prepared with river crossing shoes.
  • The trail does a series of climbs and descents, following along the ranch property, until finally reaching a junction for Blue Miner Lake Trail.  Take a left here to head up to Blue Miner Lake.  Go straight to go down to Grizzly Lake.


  • There is only one junction on this trail and it exists about 4.5 miles up where you can go to either Grizzly Lake or Blue Miner Lake.
  • If you continue on the trail past the lake, it will eventually lead you intot he forest and to Redman Cr.  There is an old trail that follows the creek down to the Gros Ventre River, though it is very difficult to follow and is not recommended for stock. 

Important Information

  • This trail is located on USGS quad maps for Grizzly Lake and Blue Miner Lake, 7.5 minute.
  • Always check the posted information at the kiosks for maps, updated material on forest regulations and closures.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Call Tim Farris, Trail Supervisor @ 307-739-5414 for current trail conditions.

General Information


From Jackson, head north on 89/191 towards Grand Teton National Park.  At Gros Ventre Junction, take a right towards the town of Kelly.  Follow the road through Kelly and take a right on the Gros Ventre Road.  Follow the road past Slide Lake and continue until you reach Red Hills Campground.  There is an information kiosk/trailhead on the right just before the campground and plenty of parking.

Recreation Map

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