Located in northwestern
Wyoming, adjacent to
Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park protects stunning mountain scenery and
a diverse array of wildlife. The central feature of the park is the Teton
Range — an active, fault-block, 40-mile-long mountain front. The range
includes eight peaks over 12,000 feet (3,658 m), including the Grand Teton
at 13,770 feet (4,198 m). Seven morainal lakes run along the base of the
range, and more than 100 alpine lakes can be found in the backcountry.
Elk, moose, pronghorn, mule deer, and bison are
commonly seen in the park. Black bears are common in forested areas, while
grizzlies are occasionally observed in the northern part of the park. More
than 300 species of birds can be observed, including bald eagles and
Popular lodging options are found in Jackson, Wyoming. Popular
summer activities include
whitewater rafting and trail rides.
Other summer activities include hiking, wildlife viewing, photography,
biking, fishing and boating. Some activities do cost extra.
Popular summer spots in Grand Teton include the Jenny Lake Scenic Drive,
Signal Mountain Summit Road, Menor's Ferry, and the Chapel of the Transfiguration.
Other popular spots are Willow Flats, Oxbox Bend, South Jenny Lake, Jackson Lake Dam and
South Jenny Lake is the most popular hiking area in Grand Teton.
Restaurants are located at Jenny Lake Lodge, Signal Mountain Lodge,
Jackson Lake Lodge, Colter Bay and Flagg Ranch.
Winter activities include snowmobiling and cross country skiing in
the Park, as well as downhill skiing in Jackson Hole.
The nearby town of Jackson has many restaurants and shops.