Grand Teton National Park Information

Grand Teton National Park Information
Grand Teton National Park is famed among climbers for the high peak of Grand Teton itself, but it has many other attractions. The park is home to a spectacular variety of terrain, which creates both excellent hiking and nature-watching opportunities.

Size

The park encloses 309,995 acres, or a little more than 484 square miles.

The Tetons

Grand Teton is the highest mountain in the Teton Range. It is 13,770 feet tall.

Habitats

There are four basic types of animal habitats in the park: alpine, forest, sagebrush and that of the rivers, lakes, and streams.

Wildlife

The park is home to a wide variety of animals, including both black and grizzly bears, wolves, foxes, coyotes, cougars, bobcats, bison, big-horned sheep, moose, elk and deer.

Climate

In January, temperatures in the park range between a norm of 25 degrees F by day and just below 0 degrees F at night. July weather sees highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 30s.

Hiking Trails

The park has 17 trail areas, most with more than one trail per area. Roughly 200 miles of trails cover a range of difficulties, and strung together they can make long distance, backcountry hiking possible.

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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