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Taggart Lake, Grand Teton National Park

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Taggart Lake is located in Grand Teton National Park, in the U. S. state of Wyoming. The natural lake is located at the terminus of Avalanche Canyon. A number of hiking trails can be found near the lake including a 3 miles (4.8 km) roundtrip hike commencing from the Taggart Lake Trailhead parking area. The lake is approximately one mile south of Bradley Lake reckoned by trail distance. A 2005 study of the water quality of the lakes in Grand Teton National Park indicated that the lakes in the park were still considered pristine and that they had not been impacted by air or water pollution.
Taggart lake was named after William Rush Taggart, an assistant surveyor to Frank Bradley as part of the Snake River division of the Hayden expedition of 1872 to document the geology and topography of the Yellowstone area.
Other lakes in the area were named after the below individuals:

Bradley Lake - Frank Bradley

Taggart Lake - William Rush Taggart

Leigh Lake - Beaver Dick Leigh

Jenny Lake - Jenny Leigh (his wife)

Phelps Lake_(Wyoming) - George Phelps (a hunter)
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  • The hike to Taggart Lake was the first hike we did in the Tetons. My parents had just flown in from sea level the day before we hiked. Also our kids were 5 and 11, so we needed an easier hike in... 
    The hike to Taggart Lake was the first hike we did in the Tetons. My parents had just flown in from sea level the day before we hiked. Also our kids were 5 and 11, so we needed an easier hike in...  more »
  • A very pretty lake; however the trail was rather steep in places. Experienced hikers should not have a problem with this trail, but those not used to hiking in high altitude may struggle a bit. 
    A very pretty lake; however the trail was rather steep in places. Experienced hikers should not have a problem with this trail, but those not used to hiking in high altitude may struggle a bit.  more »
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  • We made it at 1 mph. glad we had snow shoes.
  • Wow beautiful lake but didn’t see any moose

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