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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  • 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 »
  • We enjoyed this easy hike and loved soaking our feet in the lake when we came to it. The hike was pretty easy and not crowded. The lake was serene. Wonderful views. We'd do it again.  more »

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Where to stay in Grand Teton National Park

You shouldn't have any problem finding a place to stay inside Grand Teton National Park. Choose from basic campgrounds, rustic lodges, and cabins, with some of these options sitting on nearby ranches. Jackson Lake Lodge offers unmatched, up-close views of the Tetons via 18.3 m (60 ft) tall panoramic windows in the lobby. Other places to stay are scattered throughout the park; some lie on Route 26, others on Route 287, and others still on Teton Park Road. Many park visitors opt to stay in the nearby town of Jackson, which serves as a popular base for a wide range of outdoor activities. Jackson features a complete spectrum of accommodations, from simple motels to luxury resorts plus a wealth of restaurants and bars. Book well in advance if you plan to visit during summer.
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