If you like the rugged, mountain terrain of the Rocky Mountains, then Grand Teton National Park is a great place to visit. At Grand Teton, there are many lakes, rivers, mountains, animals and other amazing natural features. Grand Teton is in western Wyoming and is only 10 miles away from Yellowstone National Park. It is a great place to spend a few days in nature.
Grand Teton has many roads that have stunning views around every corner. You could drive on the Signal Mountain Road that winds to the top of the 7,727-foot tall Signal Mountain. From the top, you can see amazing views of the Jackson Hole and the Teton Range. You can also drive on the Teton Park Road, which winds around the valley and goes past mountains, rivers, lakes, and much more. There are many other scenic drives in Grand Teton as well that you could check out while you are there, and maybe see some moose, bears, elk, or bison.
Grand Teton has a lot of fun things for you to do on the water. You can kayak, canoe, fish, and boat on Grand Teton’s many lakes. To boat, you must have a permit, which is available at many visitor centers. You can fish in Grand Teton, but you must have a fishing license. When fishing, you can catch many types of trout, such as cutthroat, brook, lake, and rainbow trout. On Jenny Lake, you can take a ferry across the lake to the mountains. Grand Teton is a great place to do things on the water.
If you enjoy hiking in the great outdoors, then try hiking on Grand Teton’s many amazing mountain trails. There are different hikes that can vary from easy walks to strenuous hikes. For easy hikes, you can hike around Jenny Lake and see the clear, blue waters. If you like moderate hikes, then try hiking up Signal Mountain. It is only 6 miles round-trip and only 850 feet of elevation gain. If you like strenuous hikes, then try hiking in Garnet Canyon. It is a 10-mile trail that goes up into the Tetons where you can see the amazing Garnet Canyon, and see many mountaintops including South Teton, Middle Teton, and Grand Teton (The mountain, not park). Grand Teton has many great hikes for anyone.
If you are a mountain climber and like climbing tall mountains, then explore the peaks of Grand Teton. There are many tall peaks in the Tetons, but not all of them are easy. I only recommend climbing some of these mountains if you are experienced in mountaineering. Many of Grand Teton’s mountains are over 12,000 feet. Some examples of mountains that you could climb are Mount Moran at 12,605 feet, Teewinot Mountain at 12,325, or Mount Owen at 12,928 feet. These are just some mountains in Grand Teton, but the most amazing mountain in the park is Grand Teton. Grand Teton at 13,770 feet tall, is the tallest mountain in the park and is the 2nd tallest in the state of Wyoming. This is an extremely hard and technical climb. But the view from the top is amazing! If you like mountaineering, then you should climb in Grand Teton.
Grand Teton National Park is a great place to explore the great outdoors and see nature. If you go to Grand Teton, I recommend staying for at least 3 days to see the best attractions. So next time you ae out west and want to go to a national park, go visit Grand Teton National Park.
Source: National Park Service