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Wonderful hike to some solitude

This is a moderate to hard hike with some steep sections. We hiked mid-late September and hardly... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
WorldloverSantaFe
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Santa Fe
Garnet Canyon Trail not too Shabby Either

When we got to the Garnet Canyon Trail junction, people coming down from Amphitheater Lake reported... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
inchkenneth
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Boston
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Scenic lake popular with hikers.
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This is a moderate to hard hike with some steep sections. We hiked mid-late September and hardly saw anyone. We did get some weather - rain and a bit of snow. It was very windy at the top, so bring a raincoat even on a...More

3  Thank WorldloverSantaFe
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

When we got to the Garnet Canyon Trail junction, people coming down from Amphitheater Lake reported a foot of snow on the trail. So we decided to take the (500 foot less altitude gain) Garnet Canyon Trail. Lovely views of the canyon up to where...More

Thank inchkenneth
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We are a group of "AARP" worthy women. If we can do it, you can do it. It is an effort - with 18 switchbacks(fairly long) and 3,000ft increase in elevation. It was a wonderful hike with wonderful views of the valley and lakes the...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

First things first: everything you've ever read, at any place, about this hike being tough is absolutely correct. Do not think people are exaggerating. I mean, the trail isn't anything like a technical mountain climb, but it's about four miles of constant uphill, switchback after...More

Thank cmhprh
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Cool spot , but kind of hard to find and get to. Not for the week or weary. The hike is long and especially at the very end super steep.

Thank bakaroma
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

It's all uphill! Make sure you're ready for a challenge and go early in the morning. After about the first mile, it's all switchbacks with elevation gain. Many people on the trail were struggling a bit later in the day as they worked their way...More

1  Thank Corey H
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a beautiful hike but very strenuous. It took 3 hours to get up to Amphitheater Lake. The weather was chilly and overcast when we began. It gave us great views of Bradley and Taggert Lakes! We encountered snow on the trail from the...More

Thank sbcucinotta
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

this is a spectacular half-day hike, and unlike most all of the other hikes within the teton range, this one affords some very expansive views of jackson hole - the other hikes within the range are up the canyons and therefore the views back over...More

Thank 3waytieforlast
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We started just before 7 AM to make our way up to the lake. 10 miles round trip with 3,000 ft. of elevation gain along the way. It took about three hours to get up and two hours to get down. Figure I can walk...More

2  Thank SLKspingirl
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

The hike to Amphitheater Lake was amazing. Yes, it's 10.5 miles and lots of elevation gain if you are from a sea level place, but the views at A Lake and Surprise Lake and on the way there and down were totally worth it. I...More

Thank MonaB1980
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