Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming


Grand Teton National park is known as Mountains of the Imagination. The park got its name from its tallest mountain in the Teton Range. The park is located in the northwestern part of Wyoming.  The park includes the major peaks of the 40 mile long Teton Range. Most of the northern sections of the park are in a valley known as Jackson Hole. The park is a renowned landing place for wildlife viewing, climbing and mountaineering, hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing, backcountry camping, fishing, boating, and floating etc.

These photos are from our one day trip to Grand Teton National park in the late August 2012. The park looked amazing even though it was a cloudy gloomy day.

  • Gran Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Whyomig
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Inspiration Point, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Gran Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Hidden Falls, Wyoming

Quick Facts and Tips

  • Best Time to Visit: April to October
    • Less crowd and cooler weather: April to May and September to October
    • Busiest months and warm weather: June to August
  • Airports
    • Closest, but expensive: Jackson Hole Airport, Yellowstone Airport and Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. These airports give you good access to Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
      • Jackson Hole Airport: Just 10 mins drive to Moose Entrance of the Grand Teton National Park
      • Yellowstone Airport: A small airport and 2 hour drive to Flagg Ranch Information Center of Grand Teton National Park
      • Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport: 4 hour drive to Flagg Ranch Information Center. There are more frequent flights form West-Coast cities of US and more Expensive and fewer flights from East-Coast cities of US
    • Good Deals: Salt Lake City International Airport, 4 hour drive to Grand Teton National Park. This airport is convenient to visit both Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks
  • Clothing
    • Summer is warm and hot, so pack lightweight causal short-sleeved t-shirts, shorts, tank tops, capri, hats, sunscreen, rain gears and comfortable waking shoes. Bring warm jackets for cooler mornings and evenings, even in the summer temperatures can drop to below freezing overnight
    • Spring and fall are cooler, so pack long sleeved t-shirts, comfortable pants, fleece jacket, warm jacket, gloves, rain gears and comfortable walking shoes
  • How many days
    • Auto Touring: One full day
    • Hiking and Camping: 2 to 5 days
  • What to Expect
    • Mountain Range, Reflection Lakes, Winding River, Wildflowers, Wildlife, Waterfalls
  • Be sure to check the Park official website for the current trail conditions and road closures before heading out
  • Entrance Fee: $35 per vehicle or from $20 to $30 per person/ motorcycle. The pass is good for both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and good for seven days
  • Start early in the morning during the busiest seasons (summer and fall) for best lighting, more elbow room, and most wildlife
  • Take caution and follow the posted signs while driving through the park for pullovers to take photos or to view wildlife
  • Keep some extra time for stopping for photos, sights, unexpected wildlife encounters, detours, and for unplanned delays
  • Be aware of wildlife on the road or near the road. Viewing wildlife from inside the car is the the best and safest way
  • Weather changes rapidly, so carry rain gear and extra clothing
  • Take food and water so you can spend the day touring by covering as many as attraction vista points
  • Weak/no cell phone signals, highly recommend to have maps downloaded or printed
  • There is lot to capture, so keep your camera ready. Make sure that camera is fully charged and also keep backup battery and memory cards
  • Places to Go
    • Moose, Jenny Lake, Inspiration Point, Hidden Falls, Signal Mountain Summit, Jackson Lake, Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve, String and Leigh Lakes, Colter Bay
  • Best things to do
    • Enjoy driving on the Teton Park Scenic Road and embrace yourself by stopping at gorgeous vista points along the drive
    • Drive short and sweet Jenny Lake Scenic road. The road opens up to the east shore of Jenny Lake and provides spectacular views of the peaks
    • Enjoy the panoramic views of the Teton range and Jackson Hole at the the Signal Mountain Summit by driving on the short uphill 5 miles Signal Mountain Road
    • Drive the winding Moose-Wilson road through forest and marsh habitats, and is home to various species of wildlife
    • Take a privately run shuttle boat service from Jenny Lake Visitor center to West shore Boat dock and hike the Cascade Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point. A 1.8 miles in and out hike to Inspiration Point via Hidden Falls features the spectacular views of Jenny Lake, Jackson Hole and a 100ft cascading waterfall
    • Enjoy a wild and scenic rafting on the Snake River
    • Explore the Colter Bay, Half Moon Bay, and other surrounding bays and islands by Boat tour/renting
  • Near by Attraction: Yellowstone National Park, just 70 miles away

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13 comments

  1. Amazing photographs and excellent travel tips, Jyothi!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Beautiful photographs..where is next?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Stunning landscapes and you have captured the beauty perfectly.

    Thank you so much for sharing, Jyothi 🙂

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