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Grand Teton National Park, WY

About Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park is a combination of the protected park designated by Congress in 1929, a national monument added by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943, and a donation from John D. Rockefeller in 1949. It took over 20 years to establish, but in 1950, the combination of the three lands became the Grand Teton National Park.

The jagged snow-capped mountains, crystal clear lakes, and lush forests draw massive tourists each year to explore this rugged terrain. Visitors can enjoy the two hundred miles of trails, float along the Snake River, and enjoy bird and wildlife watching. They can also practice their fishing, photography, and horseback riding skills as well as learn about the Grand Teton through the ranger and naturalist programs.

If you are looking for a breath of fresh air, this national park is waiting for you!

Highlights

  • Take a scenic rafting trip down the Snake River
  • Drive the 42-mile-long loop drive
  • Enjoy the sites while on a horseback riding tour
  • Hike to Phelps Lake on the Lake Creek Trail
  • See if you can find Hidden Falls

Info

Type: National Park

Season: Summer, Fall

Climate: Mountains

Airport(s): Jackson or Idaho Falls