Leigh Lake, Grand Teton National Park

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Leigh Lake is located in Grand Teton National Park, in the U. S. state of Wyoming. The glacially formed lake is wide and long from north to south. Situated just southeast of Mount Moran, the lake is at the terminus of both Paintbrush and Leigh Canyons. The lake can be accessed from the Leigh Lake Trail which follows the eastern shores of String Lake a distance of one mile (1.6 km) and is an easy hike over level terrain. The Leigh Lake Ranger Patrol Cabin is located on the northeast shore of the lake and is on the National Register of Historical Places.The lake was named for Richard "Beaver Dick" Leigh, a mountain guide.
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  • Leigh Lake Trail is a 1.8 mi/2.9 km roundtrip trail from the Leigh Lake Trailhead on the eastern shore of String Lake to the southern shore of Leigh Lake. We did this trail around 5pm on a Wednesday i...  more »
  • I hiked this trail late September, when it wasn't crowded. It was beautiful and peaceful, with few people. Great views of the mountains across the beautifully clear lake. I continued past the north en...  more »
  • The one-mile-in and one-mile-out hike along String Lake to the south end of Leigh Lake is one of the more beautiful adventures you can have in Grand Teton National Park. And it is so accessible for th...  more »
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