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Static Peak Divide

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A steep climb from Death Canyon leading to a mellow descent into Alaska Basin.


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5.6

Miles

9.1

KM

Point to Point

10,792' 3,290 m

High

7,876' 2,400 m

Low

2,921' 890 m

Up

444' 135 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Static Peak Divide starts at a junction off of the Death Canyon Trail near the Death Canyon Barn and climbs steeply to Static Peak Divide. From the divide, the trail splits with Alaska Basin Shelf and heads west, into the Jedediah Smith Wilderness. Along the way, you'll pass just below the summits of Albright Peak, Static Peak and Buck Mountain.

There are no camping zones on the trail within Grand Teton National Park, however in National Forest lands within Alaska Basin, camping is permitted anywhere more than 200 ft away from lakes, though no open fires are allowed. The Alaska Basin Trail is often used by climbers attempting to ascend Buck Mountain (11,938').

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Tom Robson

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  4.8 from 5 votes

#3

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#61

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Switchbacks on Static Peak
Aug 10, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
Approaching Static Peak Divide from Death Canyon
Aug 10, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
Nearing Alaska Basin and the edge of Grand Teton National Park on Buck Mountain Pass.
Aug 10, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
Traversing below Static Peak on the Static Peak Divide.
Jul 26, 2016 near Moose W…, WY
Alaska Basin from Static Peak Divide.
Oct 18, 2020 near Moose W…, WY
Death Canyon Shelf from Static Peak.
Oct 18, 2020 near Moose W…, WY

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Aug 30, 2020
Sarah Wiggins
Camped in the Alaska basin, came out of the basin, by Buck Mt, up through static pass, WINDY day and it was dicey at the top, but amazing views.
Jul 10, 2020
Scott Piper
Aug 31, 2019
Tilman Giese
Jul 18, 2018
Jim James
Crossing back into Teton NP from Jedediah Wilderness 15.6mi