Places to Visit: Rockefeller Parkway

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Rockefeller Parkway

Connecting Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park, the Rockefeller Parkway offers a scenic link between these two popular destinations.

Why should I drive the Rockefeller Memorial Parkway?

Well, you don't really have a choice if you are visiting both Grand Teton and Yellowstone Parks. But seriously, it is beautiful corridor that offers scenic vistas, a little history, and it's home to Flagg Ranch which offers lodging and a number of activities. In 1972 it was named after John D. Rockefeller, Jr, who fought to conserve the land.

  • Flagg Ranch: In the heart of the Parkway, you'll find Headwaters Lodge and Cabins as well as a number of guided activities. Enjoy horseback riding, scenic float trips, park tours, and snowmobiling tours.
  • Huckleberry Hot Springs: Although signs warn of a bacteria that grows in these hot springs, they are a great side trip from the road, especially in the winter. A hiking trail leads to the springs from the Flagg Ranch parking area.
  • Grassy Lake Road: The only road that bypasses the northern edge of the Tetons, Grassy Lake Road is only recommended for 4WD vehicles. It connects Flagg Ranch to Ashton, Idaho and is open during the summer months.

Where does the Rockefeller Memorial Parkway begin and end?

If you are driving south to north, it begins at the northern edge of Jackson Lake and ends at the South Entrance to Yellowstone.

How long does it take to drive?

This stretch of road is only 7 miles long, taking no more than 15 minutes to drive straight through.

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