Grand Teton National Park
Photographers and wildlife enthusiasts often dream of Grand Teton National Park’s scenic splendor. The dramatic peaks of the Teton Range sit like watchtowers over the expanse of prairie and shrub land that surrounds them. Grazing among the endless grasses are bison, elk and pronghorn antelope; moose and beavers cool off in the Park’s network of meandering rivers; and grizzly bears teach their cubs how to travel the Range’s slopes in search of enough food to survive the area’s harsh winters. The Park’s main road runs parallel to the Snake River at the base of the Teton Range, offering ceaseless vistas of towering mountains on one side and never-ending prairie on the other. Though a short drive from the wild West town of Jackson Hole, once you enter Grand Teton National Park, you are treated to the wonders of feeling hours from the mark of civilization. The Park provides fulfillment and renewal for a great range of visitors and anyone soaks in Teton’s majesty will leave rejuvenated and newly inspired to explore the outdoors.
Location: Western Wyoming
Best Time to Visit: June-September
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking, Rock Climbing, Biking, Camping, Wildlife Viewing, Rafting, Boating, Skiing, Horseback Riding
- Presence of both prairie to mountain ecosystems creates dynamic landscapes and hosts extraordinary biodiversity that includes bears, bison, elk, moose and pronghorn antelope
- Neighboring town of Jackson Hole and local airport make the Park easily accessible and welcoming to visitors looking for a vacation that balances the outdoors and luxury
- Top notch rock climbing and striking scenery brings tourists from around the World but the Park is far less traveled than its northern neighbor, Yellowstone