Grand Teton National Park

Jackson, Wyoming

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No matter how many national parks you have seen, Grand Teton will rank up there with the most beautiful. It simply offers some of the best mountain scenery anywhere in the world. It is quite different from most of the other mountain-dominated national parks in this country, such as Glacier, Mount Rainier or Rocky Mountain, featuring sharp, jagged peaks that resemble a bit of Switzerland in North America. The highest mountain in the park is Grand Teton itself at 13,770 feet, but there are 10 other peaks that reach the impressive height of more than 11,000 feet. These mountains appear even larger than the numbers indicate because all rise abruptly from the otherwise flat terrain of the Jackson Hole Valley. Grand Teton is much more than just mountains. With several major lakes, glaciers, forests and the beautiful valley of Jackson Hole, along with the famous Snake River, it is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground and a delight to all who visit. This eTrail explains in detail how to tour the park. In addition to a park map the details include driving tours, outdoor recreation, accommodations, campgrounds, dining, and more.
Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks

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Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks

by Larry H. Ludmer (Hunter Publishing)

No matter how many national parks you have seen, Grand Teton will rank up there with the most beautiful. It simply offers some of the best mountain scenery anywhere in the world. It is quite different from most of the other mountain-dominated national parks in this country, such as Glacier, Mount Rainier or Rocky Mountain, featuring sharp, jagged peaks that resemble a bit of Switzerland in North America.

The highest mountain in the park is Grand Teton itself at 13,770 feet, but there are 10 other peaks that reach the impressive height of more than 11,000 feet. These mountains appear even larger than the numbers indicate because all rise abruptly from the otherwise flat terrain of the Jackson Hole Valley. Grand Teton is much more than just mountains. With several major lakes, glaciers, forests and the beautiful valley of Jackson Hole, along with the famous Snake River, it is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground and a delight to all who visit. This eTrail explains in detail how to tour the park. In addition to a park map the details include driving tours, outdoor recreation, accommodations, campgrounds, dining, and more.

©  Larry H. Ludmer/Hunter Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Jackson
Season: Year-round, although heavy snow and very cold in winter
Local Contacts: Contact information for the park, accommodations, and dining are included in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Grand Teton National Park

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8/22/2005
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Did not take trip but am using maps for teaching boys about topo maps and the compass.



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