Spider Gap is the pass in the ridge between Spider Meadow and Lyman Lakes. Start out on the Phelps Creek Trail to its end in Spider Meadow. The Spider Gap Trail climbs steeply from here for 1.2 miles, topping out at the ridge and connecting to the Lyman Lakes Trail. Spider Gap is an important link on the Buck Creek Pass Loop.
Snow can stick around on the steep slopes heading to Spider Gap, so be sure and assess any avalanche risk before heading up.