The Grand Teton National Park is in the northwestern portion of Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. The park encompasses a portion of the Grand Teton Mountain Range. Elevation in the park varies n from 6,400 feet to the 13,770-foot summit of the highest peak--Grand Teton. It is a beautiful collection of valleys, lakes, mountains and forests. Grand Teton National Park supports a diverse population of wildlife and is a haven for hikers and tourists.
There are four distinct types of habitat within the Grand Teton National Park's boundaries: wetlands, coniferous forests, flatlands full of sagebrush and the high alpine environment.
Grand Teton National Park is open throughout the year, but snow makes many of its roads impassable in winter.
For a fee of $12 hikers may obtain a pass that enables them to traverse the park for seven days. The park is a challenging venue for hiking, with the weather unpredictable and the trails both steep and rugged.
There is no shortage of wildlife in the park. Mammals include moose, pronghorn antelope, mule deer, bison, elk, beavers, badgers, marmots, black bears, grizzly bears, mountain lions and wolves.
An average of almost 180 inches of snowfall each year has contributed to the mountain glaciers, which are visible form designated lookout points in the park.