Places to Visit: Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton National Park

As the southern border to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park is an easy destination to tack on to a Yellowstone tour. Its towering peaks and deep canyons offer the perfect contrast to the valleys and geothermal features of Yellowstone.

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  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and towering peaks that make up Grand Teton National Park.
  • Stop at any of the viewpoints along the Outer Park Drive.
  • Hike to Hidden Falls and beyond to Cascade Canyon.
  • It's easy to visit from Yellowstone.

What can I see and do in Grand Teton National Park?

  • Viewpoints: As you drive down either the inner or outer park road in Grand Teton Park, stop at a number of key viewpoint areas. Oxbow Bend is ideal for viewing wildlife, especially at dawn or dusk. The Snake River viewpoint is one of the most photographed in the park.
  • Mormon Row: Towards the southern end of the park, Mormon Row offers a lot of history and great views.
  • Hiking Trails: Trails lead up just about every canyon. From the most popular hike to Hidden Falls to the most epic along the Teton Crest Trail to the less busy Paintbrush Canyon, you can find any length trail for any ability.
  • Scenic Float Trip: Hop on a large raft and look for wildlife and take in the views on a scenic float trip on the Snake River in the heart of Grand Teton Park.
  • Jenny Lake Boat Trip: During the summer months, take the Jenny Lake Boat Shuttle across the lake for easy access to Hidden Falls and Cascade Canyon. Scenic lake cruises are also available.
  • Camping and Lodging: There are six campgrounds and eight lodges within the park. Grand Teton campsites usually fill up in the summer months, so make sure to arrive early.
  • Winter Activities: Ranger led snowshoe walks are a park highlight in the winter. But if you want to get out on your own, enjoy cross country skiing to Jenny Lake or follow your own snowshoe trail to Taggart Lake. The nearby National Elk Refuge offers sleigh rides and of course the skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is unbeatable.

Where is Grand Teton Park?

Grand Teton National Park is located in western Wyoming, sandwiched between Jackson Wyoming (to the south) and Yellowstone National Park (to the north).

When is Grand Teton Park open?

Grand Teton National Park is open all year, but many facilities close for the winter, as does most of the inner park road. The Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center is the only facility open year round.

How much does it cost to visit?

Entry fees are as follows:

  • $25 per vehicle
  • $12 per individual hiking or cycling
  • $20 per motorcycle
  • Winter day use is $5 per day
  • Annual Pass is $80

Who can I contact with more questions?

Call the park directly at (307) 739-3399.

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