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Phillips Canyon Trail (Philips Canyon Road to Phillips Pass)

Beginning Elevation: 7,800 Feet (2431.4 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate The trail climbs gently to 8400 feet, drops to 8100 feet, next ascends to a pass.
Elevation Gain: 1,132 Feet (352.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,932 Feet (2784.3 Meters)
Length: 4 Miles (6.67 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 3001
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Rendezvous Peak




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General Description

TRAIL BEGINS: .5 mile from U.S. Hwy. 22 on Phillips Canyon Road

TRAIL ENDS: Phillips Pass

ATTRACTIONS: This trail has access to the Teton Crest Trail and has high elevation meadows with spectacular wildflowers in July. It also offers Views of the Tetons, Gros Ventre and Wyoming Ranges. In the winter, this is a popular route for skiers and snowmobilers. The winter use begins in December, with good snow conditions usually lasting through April. Teton Crest Trail beyond Phillips Pass is in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness, and is closed to all mechanized vehicles. The trail begins 0.5 miles from Hwy. 22 on Phillips Canyon road and ends at Phillips Pass.
The road is not suitable for sedans. There is parking on the south side of Hwy. 22. NOTE: The Teton Crest Trail, beyond Phillips Pass is in the Jedediah Wilderness, and is open to foot and horse travel only.

Directions from Jackson: Head west of Jackson on Hwy. 22 to Teton Pass road. Watch for Phillips Canyon sign at tight switchback halfway to the top of Teton Pass.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: July through October (NOTE: Best wildflowers in Mid-to Late July. Winter use begins in December, with good snow conditions usually lasting through April.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking This trail connects to the section of the Phillips Canyon Trail coming from Fish Creek Road, and the Teton Crest Trail.
Yes
ICON Cross-country Skiing This trail can be used to access the Ski Lake Spur at 0.6 miles from the trailhead.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Phillips Canyon Trail (Philips Canyon Road to Phillips Pass)
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding This trail connects to the section of the Phillips Canyon Trail coming from Fish Creek Road, and the Teton Crest Trail.
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking This is a difficult and challenging trail for mountain bikes. The Teton Crest Trail, beyond Phillips Pass is in the Jedediah Wilderness, and is open to foot and horse travel only.
Yes



Related Activities
Phillips Canyon Trail (Fish Creek Road to Trail Jc - This trail begins 3 miles north of Wilson on Fish Creek Road and ends at a junction with a trail from Phillips Canyon Road and Phillips Pass.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Jackson Ranger District, 140 E. Broadway, P.O. Box 1689 , Jackson, WY, 83001, Phone: 307-739-5400

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