Established in 1929, Grand Teton National Park is a spectacular view that everyone should see. Grand Teton National Park is so popular that it has over 4 million people visit each year. The park covers over 309,994 acres which is about 485 miles! The peaks of the Teton Range stand nearly 7,000 feet above the valley floor and the Grand, Middle, and South Tetons form the heart of the range. Today, the park encompasses both the Teton Range and much of Jack Hole. As you visit Grand Teton National Park, here are just a few sightseeing stops you should make along the way.
Grand Teton National Park’s Jackson Lake is the largest and most popular lake. People may say it’s because of the beautiful scenery, but others may say it’s because of the boating, fishing, and even sailing. Jackson Lake is one of the largest high altitude lakes in the United States and it’s the perfect vacation for you. Enjoy spending the day at the lake or stay overnight with the many different choices of lodging, groceries, and dining. The lake is accessible during both the summer and winter and is your next stop when visiting Grand Teton National Park.
If you want to go hiking in Grand Teton National Park, then this lake is for you! The Jenny Lake Look roundtrip is 7.5 miles and takes you around the entire beautiful lake. There are also four different trailheads you can venture down if you’re wanting to explore some more. From south to north, they include: Lupine Meadows, Jenny Lake, String Lake and Leigh Lake trailheads. After you hike, cool off by jumping in the cool crystal clear lake water. Don’t forget to bring a camera because you won’t see views like this everyday.
Visit some history as you’re driving through Grand Teton National Park. In 1997, the Mormon Row Historic District was added to the Nation Register of Historic Places as an Historic District. Today, two picturesque barns highlight Mormon Row. Photographers from all around the world stop by this iconic barn to capture the perfect picture with the Teton Range in the background.
If you are looking for the best location that truly highlights the breathtaking beauty of Grand Teton National Park, then Schwabacher’s Landing is your next stop. Enjoy watching the reflection of the Teton Mountains in the still water of the Snake River. The view is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. You can also watch wildlife, go rafting, or enjoy hiking along the banks of the river.
Colter Bay Village
Colter Bay Village is the perfect destination for your next vacation. While traveling through Grand Teton National Park, make sure to stop here. Stay the night in one of the mountain cabins right along the beautiful lake or sleep under the stars at one of the campgrounds. Enjoy the amazing view of the Tetons as you go kayaking, canoeing, and horseback riding. You can also check out the marina that has boat rentals so that you can spend the afternoon gliding along the crystal clear lake.