Grizzly Lake

Grizzly Lake

Grizzly Lake – 4.5mi / 7.2km

This trail takes you to a long, quiet lake tucked between two ridges. The trail crosses over the small Obsidian Creek and a nice meadow before it begins to climb the ridge. The climb is initially a little steep, but mellows out as it enters younger trees. Most of the hike offers little shade as you pass through the meadows until you reach older stands of trees. The trail traverses across the ridge through sparse, young lodgepole pines. Eventually, you get a great view of Grizzly Lake and of the mountains on the southern end of the Gallatin Range, such as Mount Holmes and Antler Peak. The trail drops down to a pleasant shore at the outlet of the lake where you will turn around.

Trailhead: The signed trailhead for Grizzly Lake is located south of Indian Creek Campground, between Norris Junction and Mammoth Hot Springs, on the Grand Loop Road.

Elevation Gain: 800ft / 240m – Elevation Loss: 800ft / 240m

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