Grand Teton National Park
The Grand Teton National Park spreads out over 310,000 acres. There is a 82-mile parkway that connects Yellowstone National Park to the Grand Teton National Park. The area is mountainous and covered with dense wilderness and wildlife. There are seven lakes derived from glacier remnants that are located in the park and over 100 backcountry lakes that can be observed by kayak or canoe. There are over 200 hiking trails throughout this national park. With over 300 species of birds and 900 species of plants, there is plenty to see and observe.
Wildlife is abundant in Grand Teton area. Both black and grizzly bears surround the crystal clear lakes and contribute to their survival by feeding off of the salmon that run through. Rabbits, rodents, bats and spiders live freely around the mountain range. Osprey and eagles are among the many species of birds that can be found throughout the park.
The Menors Ferry, a flat platform with pontoons, is a replicated ferry boat that is observed today as a tourist attraction. It was once used as the main transportation for people in the city of Jackson Hole to be able to cross the Snake River. It was used by people who made a living cutting timber and gathering edible plant life such as berries and mushrooms. Today, it serves as a sightseeing venture with a nearby recreated country store and pioneer town.
Indian Arts Museum
The Indian Arts Museum hosts a collection of some of the finest art displays pertaining to the Tetons. There are Indian artifacts that showcase some of the historical Indian tribunes of the surrounding area. There is an auditorium that has craft demonstrations and hosts special events for park guests. The museum also showcases Teton-area art drawn from artists around the world. The museum is open May through October.
The Snake River is a winding river with a gentle rapids that allows for sightseeing throughout the year. This river is over 1,000 miles long and travels though four states. This river also runs through a flat area at the foothills of the mountains that has areas to gain access with a boat or a floating device. There are several hundred miles of hiking trails, both marked and unmarked, that can be used to take in the surrounding beauty of the Tetons.
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