Grand Teton National Park: Wyoming’s Prominent Peaks

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The historic T.A. Moulton Barn within the Mormon Row Historic District is one of the most photographed places in Grand Teton.

Grand Teton National Park: Wyoming’s Prominent Peaks

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A bull moose crosses a pond near the Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park.

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A reflection of Mount Moran in the Snake River at Oxbow Bend during fall in the Grand Tetons.

Grand Teton may be Wyoming’s most recognizable landmark. The iconic peaks are visible from miles and miles away, but visiting Grand Teton National Park provides a marvelous close-up perspective. Kayaking and hiking around Jenny Lake or String Lake, you feel as though you’re nestled right next to the towering mountain peaks. The views from historic Mormon Row are also exceptional. For a short scenic drive, take the Signal Mountain Summit Road. Schwabacher Landing is another beautiful area of the park along the Snake River that has outstanding Teton views.

The John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Highway connects Grand Teton National Park with Yellowstone National Park, making it convenient to visit both national parks in the same trip.

One of the best times to visit Grand Teton National Park is in the fall. During this time, the park has less visitors, and the accents of fall foliage enhance the scenic beauty. Visiting in the winter also offers some unique experiences, including tremendous backcountry and cross-country skiing.

Just across the state line, Eastern Idaho’s Yellowstone-Teton Territory is a great place to stay while adventuring in and around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. For those coming from the south, Wyoming’s Wind River Country is one of the best routes to Grand Teton and Yellowstone.

Facts & Stats

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The Tetons are one of the youngest mountain ranges in North America, but the rocks in the park are some of the oldest on the continent.

Grand Teton National Park is the only US national park with a commercial airport, Jackson Hole Airport.

Standing at 13,770 feet, Grand Teton is the highest peak in the national park, and the second highest in the state of Wyoming.

Grand Teton National Park was established twice—for the first time in 1929 to protect the mountain ranges and lakes, and again in 1950 when it was expanded to include all of the adjacent valley area.

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