Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton National Park

Travel next to this long mountain range to see wildlife, observe beautiful scenery and take photos. Explore its peaks, lakes and waterfalls in any season.

Everything is grand in Grand Teton National Park: majestic peaks, regal wildlife, lake reflections and unmatched opportunities for solitude. Find exhilarating adventure and tranquil solitude in this vast park.

Some of Ansel Adams’ most famous black-and-white photographs were taken in this park in Wyoming. Try to recreate his iconic shot of a bend of the Snake River. Whatever your photography skill range, pick up a set of recommendations from the visitor center to learn the best times at the best spots for the best photos.

Mornings are great for observing the park and taking photographs. Capture bright orange colors on the tops of the mountains as the sun rises. Find the T. A. Moulton barn, a 1913 Mormon farmstead, one of the most photographed barns in the U.S. Take an early morning drive from the National Elk Refuge northward into the park to see elk or possibly moose grazing.

The park also has mule deer, bison, bear and soaring birds of prey. Remember that animals can become aggressive and move more quickly than you can, so follow park requirements for minimum safe distances from wildlife and specific rules for traveling in bear country.

Hike or bike some of the more than 200 miles (320 kilometers) of trails, several leading to beautiful lakes and glacial ravines. A long flat bicycle trail parallels the mountains. Camp or use the park lodge facilities at several locations for overnight stays and meals with great views. Fish and swim in several reflective lakes.

Grand Teton National Park is just south of Yellowstone National Park. Purchase a multi-park pass and plan a multi-day trip to enjoy both areas. Some of the park’s facilities are staffed only during the summer. However, the main highway through the park is open year-round and the inner Teton Park Road remains open in winter for non-auto access: biking and rollerblading when the roads are dry and snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and winter hiking when a beautiful blanket of snow covers the ground.

U.S. national parks offer affordable adventure for all travelers. Create your own grand adventure in Grand Teton National Park.

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Jenny Lake Lodge
Jenny Lake Lodge
3.5 out of 5
N Jenny Lake Jct, Moose, WY
Situated in a national park, this romantic lodge is within 1 mi (2 km) of String Lake and Jenny Lake. Leigh Lake and Chapel of the Transfiguration are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (55 reviews)
"Great stay at Jenny Lake Lodge. Compared to our time at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel, where the seasonal staff seemed to still be learning the ropes, the team at Jenny Lake was extremely well trained and solicitous. The setting is gorgeous; the property is lovely; and the food in the dining room is ..."

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Jackson Lake Lodge
Jackson Lake Lodge
3.5 out of 5
101 Jackson Lake Lodge Road, Moran, WY
This family-friendly Moran resort is located in the historical district, 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Oxbow Bend, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Grand View Point and Colter ...
4/5Very Good! (924 reviews)
"The property was beautiful, and I would definitely stay again. I do wish they had a TV in the rooms."

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Jackson Lake Lodge
Enjoy the Privacy of a Lost Creek Cabin - Book for Your Summer Retreat Today!
Enjoy the Privacy of a Lost Creek Cabin - Book for Your Summer Retreat Today!
Moran, WY
Situated in Moran, this vacation home is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Snake River Overlook and within 9 mi (15 km) of Cunningham Cabin and Glacier View Turnout. Schwabacher's ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Beautiful property
"This is a very, very nice log-cabin style home with three bedrooms, a large living/dining room, and a full kitchen. It's basically in the forest on a hillside, but there are spectcaular views of the Grand Tetons through/over the trees, and it has a full-width porch with comfortable seats that look ..."

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

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Buffalo Valley Ranch
Buffalo Valley Ranch
2.5 out of 5
16885 Buffalo Valley Road, Moran, WY
The price is $69 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
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Jenny Lake Lodge
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3.5 out of 5
N Jenny Lake Jct, Moose, WY
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3.5 out of 5
101 Jackson Lake Lodge Road, Moran, WY
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Moran, WY
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Colter Bay Village
Colter Bay Village
2.5 out of 5
11 Miles North Of Moran Jct, Highway 89, Moran, WY
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Heart 6 Ranch
Heart 6 Ranch
3 out of 5
16985 Buffalo Valley Road, Moran, WY
The price is $159 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
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Sioux Lodge Suites by Grand Targhee Resort
Sioux Lodge Suites by Grand Targhee Resort
2.5 out of 5
3300 Ski Hill Road, Alta, WY
Sioux Lodge Suites by Grand Targhee Resort
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Teewinot Lodge by Grand Targhee Resort
Teewinot Lodge by Grand Targhee Resort
3 out of 5
3300 Ski Hill Rd., Alta, WY
Teewinot Lodge by Grand Targhee Resort
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