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Grand Teton National Park - Wyoming

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

(Post and photos by David Miller, Rob Gilchrist, Ernie Blankenship, and Brian Childress)

Grand Teton National Park is an American national park in northwestern Wyoming. At approximately 310,000 acres, the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole. Grand Teton National Park is only 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park, to which it is connected by the National Park Service–managed John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway. Along with surrounding national forests, these three protected areas constitute the almost 18-million-acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the world's largest intact mid-latitude temperate ecosystems.

The role of John D. Rockefeller Jr. Rockefeller fell in love with the majestic mountain scenery and began purchasing private land throughout the valley. Over the next two decades, he amassed 35,000 acres through the Snake River Land Company, with the intent of donating the land to the federal government to be part of Grand Teton National Park.

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This national park is considered one of the gems of the US National Park System. Along with the spectacular views of the Teton Mountains Range, we saw more wildlife than any other National Park thus far. Wildlife to expect include grizzly and black bears, bison, moose, elk, pronghorn, bald eagles, Osprey, beavers, and more. We recommend you listen to the Elk bugling at night; this is one of the most majestic sounds in all wildlife.

This park should be considered in the top 5 of all US National Parks and should be seen by all. Give yourself multiple days to soak in all of this beautiful park.

Things to do and see:

Watch for wildlife on the 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

Hike to Inspiration Point at Jenny Lake.

Take a river raft ride on Snake River.

Drive up to Signal Mountain.

Visit photogenic Mormon Row Historical District.

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 170 Moose, WY 83012

Phone: (307) 739-3399


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