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Grand Teton NP: Death Canyon Shelf and Alaska Basin

See the highlights of a classic, six-day trek in Grand Teton National Park.

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The Death Canyon Shelf

The Death Canyon Shelf

Wildflowers bloom in profusion on the Death Canyon Shelf.

Wildflowers bloom in profusion on the Death Canyon Shelf.

You'll find some of Grand Teton National Park's most spectacular backcountry campsites along the Death Canyon Shelf.

You’ll find some of Grand Teton National Park’s most spectacular backcountry campsites along the Death Canyon Shelf.

Sunset Lake sits on the northern edge of Alaska Basin, a wonderland filled with small pools, granite slabs, and wildflowers.

Sunset Lake sits on the northern edge of Alaska Basin, a wonderland filled with small pools, granite slabs, and wildflowers.

Photos by Michael Lanza, TheBigOutside.com

For details on the route, go to backpacker.com/hikes/1636666