Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton is a spectacular park in Northwestern Wyoming where every vista will take your breath away. The best-known feature of the park is the jagged granite peaks of the Teton Range that tower over 7,000 feet above the Jackson Hole valley. The valley is covered by sagebrush and bisected by the wild Snake River. Come and enjoy wildflower meadows, alpine lakes, glaciers, lakes, and premier outdoor recreation and relaxation.

Jackson Lake is the largest lake in the park. Here you can see blue herons and moose as you fish for trout. Or you can take a boat trip for the day- motorized boats are allowed. Visit any of the many lakes in the park to swim, canoe, and kayak the serene waters.

Some of the best and most moderate hikes in Grand Teton traverse the shores of these pristine alpine lakes. Take a hike through the forests that range from fir and pine in the alpine terrain to willows and aspens along the riverbanks. Forest wildlife includes black bears, elk, and wolves.

Grand Teton is for many people a place to return to again and again. Its rugged beauty and diverse terrain make it an unforgettable American landscape.

—Caroline Griffith

Learn more about what NPCA's Grand Teton Field Office is doing to protect this treaure.

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November 21, 2013

can you put some facts about Grand Tetons History please for a research project?:O :)


July 15, 2013

Anonymous, to receive email updates from NPCA (on work throughout the park system), visit For more information just on Grand Teton, see


July 12, 2013

This is My introduction to the GTNat.Park Would like to receive updates, newsletter & alerts.


November 16, 2012

Will never forget seeing the Tetons from Snake River Overlook at dawn. What an absolutely beautiful sight. I cried when it was time to leave.


May 1, 2012

I think this parrrrrk is beatufil we should preserve it for many reasons but I am to lazy to name all.I think the picture is beautfiul.


November 10, 2011

These mountains seem to rocket out of the ground as if being forced by God's giant hand. This is the most impressive park i've been to. The mountains, wildlife, camping, jackson hole, the lakes, snake river, and the fly fishing make this my favorite national park. When I'm old and done with my adventuring days, I will make a point to return to Grand Teton Park and keep returning every year to see the simply amazing sights and wonders that make this park a treasure.


November 10, 2011

We have been going back to the Tetons for over 30 years. Hiking the trails clears the mind and soothes the soul. As we get older we choose trails that are less steep but no less inspiring. Last year we were there for fall foliage for the first time. Wow!!! I smile just writing this. Happy Trails, pat


November 10, 2011

A piece of my heart will always be in the Grand Tetons. An inner piece I really can't explain. From my first visit with my parents in the 60s to my last one with my oldest son when we backpacked the incredible Teton Chrest trail from top of the Jackson Hole Tram all the way through Paint Brush Canyon, Grand Teton will always be a part of me. I just wish I could get there every year. If you vist Yellowstone take a day to visit Grand Teton. If you only have a few hours there, Take the shuttle across Jenny lake and Hike up to Inspiration Point and back. That probably will hook you and you will have to come back another time to see more of the park up close.

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