“Discover the mountains of Imagination”
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place. Park rangers provide a wide variety of activities for park visitors including hikes, slide shows, children's activities and wildlife viewing. Did you know that a large fault lies at the base of the Teton Range? Every few thousand years earthquakes up to a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter Scale signal movement on the Teton fault, lifting the mountains skyward and hinging the valley floor downward. Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park in northwestern Wyoming. At approximately 310,000 acres (130,000 ha), the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long (64 km) Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole. It is only 10 miles (16 km) south of Yellowstone National Park, to which it is connected by the National Park Service-managed John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.
Recommend: enter from the South Entrance because you really get the IMPACT of the Tetons right away. Jenny Lake - take the boat across and hike to Inspiration Point (longer hike, feels like longer than 1 mile, but worth the views from the top and overlooking the lake), hike then the opposite way to Heavens Falls (not just to the first section, but keep hiking to see the start of the falls!!) Look into staying at Jackson Lake Lodge or Colter Bay! So worth being right there, especially if you'll go North to Yellowstone the next day on your trip. I stayed at Colter Bay in a semi-private cabin. Affordable and easy to sleep and start the next day early.
Absolutely beautiful! The hikes around Jenny Lake are amazing. I was there in the late summer and it was mildly hot during the days and cooled down quite a bit at night. We rented an RV and drove down through Yellowstone + the Grand Tetons, definitely recommend it although having the RV was a little limiting as we couldn't just hike up into the mountains and stay the night up there so couldn't get very far into the wilderness. The starry nights are stunning. Running into a bison in the middle of the path when you're on foot and it's pitch black out is terrifying.
Teton Wilderness lies in the sweet spot between Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Straddling the Continental Divide, Teton hosts the famous Two Ocean Creek, which sends water to the Atlantic and Pacific, as well as the boat-worthy headwaters of the Snake River. This is one of America’s best areas to view wildlife - including trumpeter swans, sandhill cranes, grizzly bears, grey wolves, moose, golden and bald eagles, porcupines and otters - so many visitors enjoy hunting and fishing here. With its exquisite colors, fall may be the best time to visit.
Awesome as always. The clouds in front of the Tetons set them off wonderfully. Yellowstone suffers in comparison.
Beautiful! Lots of wildlife - remember, respect and distance. A side trip to Jackson Hole, WY highly recommended. Do this park in conjunction with Yellowstone. They sit back to back. Make time - don't drive in and out. Stop and stay awhile.
Truly amazing. By far the most beautiful National Park that we have visited. We visited in August 2018, my wife, myself and my three boys, my parents, brother, sister and brother-in-law. We all thought it was truly exceptional. We took the boat ride across Jenny Lake and hiked up to Hidden Falls. It was not a hard hike, and we managed to see a mama bear with three bear cubs down in the ravine, roughly 20 yards away. Hidden Falls will take your breath away. We also visited Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon in the same summer, but I must say this park made the biggest impression, next to Yosemite, although it was the smallest of the four parks. The mountains and pristine Lakes makes for a Heavenly experience.
This place may look absolutely gorgeous from photos, but it's even more stunning in person. These just may well be the prettiest mountains in North America. If you're visiting Yellowstone, ya gotta go here as well! Equally good wildlife viewing opportunities. One of the finest National Parks in the world!
Yellowstone is certainly the more popular of Wyoming's National Parks, but I think that Grand Teton National Park is way more stunning and beautiful. The mountains are phenomenal, as is the hiking in the area.
Although they were cloud covered, still absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for all of the reviews. I'm making this place the highpoint of my road trip!
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Grand Teton National Park
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