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Grand Teton National Park

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Few landscapes in the world are as striking and memorable as that of Grand Teton National Park. Rising above a landscape rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range is a stunning testament to the power of the geologic processes that formed the range. The mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, and skies of the park are home to diverse and abundant forests, wildflowers, and wildlife. The park also has a rich cultural history seen in the old homesteads and cattle ranches to photograph and explore. Surrounded by the iconic mountains of Grand Teton National Park, you can explore over two hundred miles of trails and enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.

To learn more about Teton National Park, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Visitor Centers:
Opening and closing dates and hours vary seasonally for visitor centers at Grand Teton. Check the park's website for current operating hours.
  • Colter Bay Visitor Center: Hours vary by season. Open early May to mid October.
  • Flagg Ranch Information Station: 9 am to 4 pm. Open June 1 to September 7.
  • Jenny Lake Visitor Center: Hours vary by season. Open mid May to late September.
  • Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center: Hours vary by season. Open early March to early November.
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Center: 9 am to 5 pm. Open May 30 to September 20.
  • Jenny Lake Ranger Station: 8 am to 5 pm. Open June 6 to September 6.

Visiting Tips

Grand Teton National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Most roads, facilities, and services are all open or available during the summer, but may be closed at other times of the year.

The Teton Park Road from Taggart Lake Trailhead to the Signal Mountain Lodge and the Moose-Wilson Road from the Death Canyon Trailhead to the Granite Canyon Trailhead are closed to motorized vehicles from November 1 through April 30. The Antelope Flats Road and Signal Mountain Summit Road are also closed during this period. Check at visitor centers for additional closures.

Fees & Passes
To find out more about park fees, click here.
  • Purchase an annual pass for all national parks sites, $80
  • Camping & Lodging

    Lodging choices in Grand Teton National Park are varied providing a range of accommodations. Choose from a modern hotel or motel type room, lodging in a rustic cabin or even a tent cabin. Opening dates for all campgrounds are weather dependent and most are available on a first-come, first-served basis, although reservations can be made for group camping, the Colter Bay RV Park, and the Headwaters Campground and RV Sites at Flagg Ranch. Campgrounds may fill during the summer with the smallest campgrounds (Jenny Lake and Signal Mountain) usually filling first, and the largest campgrounds (Colter Bay and Gros Ventre) not filling or filling last. For more information, visit the Grand Teton National Park website.

    • Colter Bay Campground: Open mid-May to late-September.
    • Gros Ventre Campground: Open early-May to early-October.
    • Headwaters Campground and RV sites at Flagg Ranch: Open early-June to late-September.
    • Jenny Lake Campground: Open early-May to late-September.
    • Lizard Creek Campground: Open mid-June to early-September.
    • Signal Mountain Campground: Open mid-May to mid-October.

    Backcountry camping requires reservations and advance planning. Requests for backcountry reservations for the summer season are accepted only from the first Wednesday in January (starting at 8 am MST) through May 15. All requests must be submitted using the website www.recreation.gov.

    Food & Drink

    There are a variety of restaurants located throughout the park and parkway. Additionally, there are several grocery stores and ten picnic areas located throughout the park. Click here for more information on the restaurants, grocery stores, and picnic areas in the park.

    Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

    Guided Tours:
    Grand Teton National Park provides a wide variety of ranger-led programs including hikes, slide shows, children's activities, and wildlife viewing. These events rotate by season with the majority of programs being offered during the busy summer months. Visit the park's website for more information on the current programs and to check out the event calendar.

    REI Adventures:
    REI offers over 30 national park trips led by expert guides capable of taking you off the beaten path to discover hidden gems that many visitors never see.

    Check out REI Adventures' national park offerings here.

    Shuttles/Ferries:
    If you're looking to hike anywhere in the Jenny Lake region of the park, be sure to consider the Jenny Lake Shuttle as an option to shorten your hike, or as a scenic, family-friendly outing. The shuttle runs every 10-15 minutes throughout the day, and operates from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM during peak season (June 5th to Sept. 11). For more information regarding shuttle fees and operating times, check our their website.

    Other Activities

    There are many outdoor recreation activities to choose from at Grand Teton National Park. During the summer you can hike, run, walk, view wildlife, take photographs, camp, backpack, climb, fish, swim, boat, float, canoe, and bike. In winter, skiing and snowshoeing are popular activities.

    When you're not out tromping on National Park trails, Jackson, WY is the perfect place to mountain bike or Fat Bike if visiting during the winter months. Be sure to check out Cache Creek.

    Maps & Guidebooks

    If you're interested in learning more details about great day hikes, including history, geology, plant and wildlife facts, check out Tom Carter's Day Hiking Grand Teton National Park.

    To download free park brochures and visitor guides, click here.

    Gems in Grand Teton National Park - 15

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    gem Favorite Hidden Falls (it looks a lot bigger in person)

    Hidden Falls

    (65) Jackson, WY
    gem Favorite Hidden Falls

    Inspiration Point

    (58) Jackson, WY
    gem Favorite Mountain view from Schwabacher's Landing.

    Schwabacher Landing

    (40) Colter…, WY
    gem Favorite Teton Sunrise

    Mormon Row

    (41) Jackson, WY
    gem Favorite Mount Moran and Lake Jackson

    Signal Mountain

    (33) Yellows…, WY
    gem Favorite Awesome view walking away from Lake Solitude.

    Lake Solitude

    (26) Moose W…, WY
    gem Favorite The Cathedral Group from the Oxbow Bend.

    Oxbow Bend

    (30) Yellows…, WY
    gem Favorite The Grand from Table Mountain.

    Table Mountain

    (14) Alta, WY
    gem Favorite Amphitheater Lake in late September

    Amphitheater Lake

    (17) Moose W…, WY
    gem Favorite Jackson Lake and the Teton Range from Grand View Point.

    Grand View Point

    (16) Yellows…, WY
    gem Favorite Wildflowers and mountains - typical Grand Teton

    Grand Teton Boat Rentals

    (8) Colter…, WY
    gem Favorite The Tetons make for a gorgeous site when entering from Hurricane Pass.

    Schoolroom Glacier

    (5) Alta, WY
    gem Favorite This shot is taken from the back deck of the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park.

    Morning on the Back Deck

    (6) Yellows…, WY
    gem Favorite Sage grouse struttin' his stuff.

    Grouse Strut

    (4) Jackson, WY
    gem Favorite One of the boats bringing visitors back from Hidden Falls.

    Young Naturalist Program

    (5) Jackson, WY

    Recommended Routes in Grand Teton National Park - 20

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    Favorite No Photos
    Intermediate

    Two Ocean Lake

    6.5 mi 10.5 km 404' Up 123.15 m Up 393' Down 119.92 m Down

    Yellows…, WY
    Favorite Hiking the Emma Matilda Lake Trail in Grand Teton National Park, June 2018.
    Intermediate

    Emma Matilda Lake

    10.2 mi 16.5 km 714' Up 217.48 m Up 708' Down 215.73 m Down

    Yellows…, WY
    Favorite This shot is taken from the back deck of the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park.
    Easy

    Willow Flats

    11.2 mi 18.0 km 202' Up 61.57 m Up 202' Down 61.57 m Down

    Yellows…, WY
    Favorite Jackson Lake and the Teton Range from Grand View Point.
    Intermediate

    Grand View Point

    1.7 mi 2.8 km 531' Up 161.79 m Up 530' Down 161.51 m Down

    Yellows…, WY
    Favorite Mount Moran Morning with permission from cwicks
    Easy/Intermediate

    Lakeshore Trail

    2.3 mi 3.7 km 89' Up 27.05 m Up 87' Down 26.38 m Down

    Yellows…, WY
    Favorite Glade Creek Trail with permission from jelledegruyter
    Difficult

    Moose Basin

    36.6 mi 58.9 km 4,527' Up 1379.69 m Up 4,526' Down 1379.47 m Down

    Yellows…, WY
    Favorite Sailing boat anchored in Colter Bay.
    Easy/Intermediate

    Hermitage Point

    10.2 mi 16.4 km 438' Up 133.55 m Up 430' Down 131 m Down

    Yellows…, WY
    Favorite Jackson Lake and the Teton Range from Grand View Point.
    Intermediate

    Grand View Lakes

    14.8 mi 23.9 km 1,124' Up 342.54 m Up 1,119' Down 340.97 m Down

    Yellows…, WY
    Favorite Snow melt in June with permission from cwicks
    Intermediate

    Berry Creek Loop

    20.8 mi 33.5 km 1,989' Up 606.21 m Up 1,990' Down 606.51 m Down

    Yellows…, WY

    Grand Teton National Park Hiking

    • 520 Miles 837 Kilometers of Trail
    • 20 Recommended Routes
    • 15 Gems Gems
    • 48 Easy Trails Easy Trails
    • 54 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
    • 28 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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    Trails in Grand Teton National Park - 110

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    10.0 mi 16.1 km #1Webb Canyon Trail
    Difficult
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    Difficult
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    11.0 mi 17.7 km #2Owl Peak Trail
    Difficult
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    Difficult
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    7.8 mi 12.5 km #3Glade Creek Trail
    Intermediate
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    Intermediate
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    1.6 mi 2.6 km #4Berry-Owl Cutoff
    Intermediate
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    Intermediate
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    2.8 mi 4.6 km #5Forellen Divide
    Difficult
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    Difficult
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    6.8 mi 11.0 km #6Berry Creek
    Intermediate
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    Intermediate
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    2.5 mi 4.0 km #7Jackass Pass
    Difficult
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    Difficult
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    2.1 mi 3.3 km #8Conant Pass
    Intermediate
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    Intermediate
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    2.3 mi 3.7 km #9Teton Crest - Survey Peak Trail
    Difficult
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    Difficult
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    12.4 mi 19.9 km #10Middle Pilgrim Creek
    Intermediate
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY
    Intermediate
    Yellowstone South Entrance, WY

    Photos of Grand Teton National Park - 343

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    The mighty Cathedral Group! with permission from Richard Ryer
    Jan 8, 2015 near Jackson, WY
    Sunrise over Grand Teton
    Jan 14, 2015 near Yellows…, WY
    String Lake Panorama - Explored
    May 6, 2015 near Jackson, WY
    Switchbacks on Static Peak
    Aug 10, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
    Teton Sunrise
    Aug 25, 2015 near Jackson, WY
    Mountain view from Schwabacher's Landing.
    Jun 3, 2016 near Jackson, WY
    The Teton Peaks
    Mar 30, 2020 near Alta, WY
    This shot is taken from the back deck of the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park.
    Apr 1, 2020 near Colter…, WY