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Bird Watch Along Moose Willson Road

Alta, Wyoming


Added by Adam Brubaker

Excellent bird watching in Grand Teton National Park. Songbirds: juncos, chickadees, sparrows. Raptors: owls, hawks, eagles. Waterbirds: geese, swans, ducks. Many more!

Moose Wilson Road provides a diversity of bird watching opportunities for everyone from novices to experts. The road heads out of Moose, Wyoming, then runs through the park for about an 8 mile stretch. There are many pull-offs along the way, where you can start looking for birds, as well as a number of hiking trails that will take you to more secluded locations.

One hiking option is the Phelps Lake hike, a short out-and-back off of Moose Wilson Road (4 miles roundtrip, 1,140' elevation gain). Start at the Death Canyon Trailhead, located at the right turn just 3 miles down the road. In 1 mile from the trailhead you will reach the Phelps Lake Overlook. To extend your hike into a more strenuous excursion, descend 1 mile to the lake, where there are also beautiful trails that will take you around the lakeshore.

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