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Oh, what a magnificent land Grand Teton National Park is! The craggy peaks of the Grand Tetons summon visitors to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to bask in the splendor of its glittering lakes, babbling rivers, verdant forests, and abundant wildlife.
This compact national park boasts over 310,000 acres of stunning landscapes, from its towering mountains to its shimmering lakes and rushing rivers. And did you know, it’s also the proud home of Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), the only airport in the country that operates within a national park!
Grand Teton National Park is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, with limited hours during winter months. Whether you’re visiting in summer or winter, it’s an experience not to be missed. And with so many accommodations in and around Jackson Hole, you’ll find it’s the perfect base camp for any Grand Teton adventure.
Here are just a few of the many wonders you can discover in this idyllic park:
- Jenny Lake – This pristine lake is one of the park’s most popular destinations, offering breathtaking views of the Teton Mountains. You can paddle on the lake, join a boat tour, relax by the shore, or explore any of the surrounding trails.
- Hidden Falls & Inspiration Point – These trails are among the most popular in the park, offering charming, secluded, and panoramic views of the park’s beauty. The Hidden Falls trail leads to a 100-foot waterfall in the middle of a forest, while Inspiration Point offers a sweeping view of the Jackson Hole Valley, Jenny Lake, Cascade Canyon, and the Teton Mountains.
- Jackson Lake – One of the largest high-altitude lakes in the country, Jackson Lake is a popular spot for water sports, fishing, and camping. The nearby Jackson Lake Lodge offers less rugged accommodations, as well as a restaurant and horseback riding excursions.
- Snake River – Take a thrilling whitewater rafting trip along the Snake River, which passes through the heart of Grand Teton National Park. Whether you prefer heart-pumping rapids or calm, family-friendly floats, you’ll enjoy breathtaking park vistas as you paddle.
- Taggart Lake Trail – This easy 3-mile trail is perfect for those looking for a limited elevation gain while enjoying some of the best views in the park. The trail guides hikers through meadows and forests to a crystal-clear alpine lake with stunning views of the Tetons.
- Local Wildlife – The park’s stunning vistas are accented by its abundant wildlife, including bison, bears, moose, coyotes, and more. Guided wildlife tours are available throughout the year, and some of the best wildlife viewing areas include Oxbow Bend, Snake River, Mormon Row, and Cascade Canyon.
- Mormon Row – Once a community for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Row consists of several historic structures set against the breathtaking beauty of the Teton Mountains. It’s a unique and photo-worthy destination in the park.
And, for those seeking an adrenaline-fueled adventure, don’t forget to check out Jackson Hole Shooting Experience, the most thrilling activity in Jackson Hole.
So, pack your bags, grab your hiking boots, and head to Grand Teton National Park for an experience you’ll never forget!”