The Grand Teton Mountain Range is 55 miles long and is a series of several peaks, with the two prominent peaks just slightly taller than the other side by side. There are 12 peaks that reach more than 12,000 feet along the range, with the lowest being around 6,350 feet.
The Grand Teton Range is considered a semi-arid mountainous climate. In the summer, temperatures can reach on average in the low 90s. During the winter months, it can be several degrees below zero.
The Snake River runs through the park range throughout the mountains, taking up 50 miles within Grand Teton National Park.
The Grand Teton Mountain Range overlooks several hundred large and small lakes, including seven morainal lakes---Phelps, Bradley, Taggart, String, Jenny (pictured below), Leigh and Jackson. Jackson is the largest at more than 25,540 acres and 438 feet deep.
Wildlife abounds in and around the Grand Teton Mountains. Grizzly bears, rabbits, bats, reptiles and hoofed animals call the park range home. This area is also home to more than 300 species of birds and 16 species of freshwater fish. (Pictured below: A beaver in Grand Teton National Park)
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