10 Things to Do with Kids in Grand Teton

10 Things to Do with Kids in Grand Teton
Grand Teton National Park is rich in wildlife, scenery and history. Throughout the park you will find amazing views, natural experiences and a wide array of things that kids of all ages will enjoy. A large collection of kid friendly hikes, several easy biking trails and one of the most interactive visitors centers of any national park will keep your family busy for your entire vacation.

Menors Ferry Trail

This trail is located on the Snake River and is an easy hike that includes an old homestead.

Grand Teton Discovery and Visitor Center

This state of the art visitors center is educational and impressive. Kids will find interactive projects that include life size wildlife sculptures and three interactive, video rivers that project images from the park beneath the walkways. The center features other displays about the people, places, history and mountaineering aspects of the park.

Lunch Tree Hill at the Jackson Lake Lodge

Interpretive signs tell the history of the area on this short hike. It's a great place to take some time to learn about the environment and wildlife in the park.

Colter Bay Lakeshore Trail

This is an easy two mile hike that provides views of the Teton Range and Jackson Lake.

Mountain Biking the Two Ocean Lake Road

This dirt road is three miles in length connecting Pacific Lake Road and Two Ocean Lake. It's scenic and easy for the kids.

Grand Teton Junior Ranger Program

The Junior Ranger and Young Naturalist programs have daily activities for kids of all ages during the summer. Learn more in the Grand Tetons Newspaper, the Teewinot.

Pole Cat Creek Loop Trail

The trail head is located at Flagg Ranch for this two and a half mile trail. It's easy going and will provide the kids with an opportunity to see wildlife on their trip.

Biking from Dornan's to South Jenny Lake

This paved path runs alongside the Teton Park Road and is open to all non-motorized users during the day. The path offers the same impressive views of the Tetons that the road offers and there is a great chance that you will see wildlife on your adventure.

Cunningham Cabin Loop Trail

This easy three quarter mile trail will take you in to see the remains of the Cunningham homestead. The homestead gives an insight to the life of the trappers who first settled in the Teton range.

Ranger Bingo

This fun activity sheet is in the online youth newspaper, The Grand Adventure and puts out a variety of challenges and activities to complete so they can win the game of bingo.

Article Written By Mati Bishop

Mati Bishop has been a freelance writer since 1999. He has been published in "Hawaii Skin Diver Magazine," the "Hawaii Wellness Directory," "Kailua-Kaneohe Sunpress" and a collection of Web sites. Bishop studied journalism at Windward Community College on Oahu, Hawaii.

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