A 44-mile mostly paved drive along the scenic eastern flank of Grand Teton National Park. The drive from Jackson through Grand Teton National Park is not only one of the most spectacular in Wyoming, it ranks high on any national listing of scenic routes. The drive follows the eastern flank of the Teton Range, a rugged series of peaks that rise abruptly 7,000 feet from the relatively flat floor of the valley called Jackson Hole.
The drive starts in Jackson, a bustling tourist town with every possible service. The town is busy during the ski season, but is usually jammed in summer. Advance reservations for lodging may be advisable during this time. An excellent, less crowded time to visit is in September and October before winter sets in and closes many area roads, including part of this drive. Special attractions: Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Ski Resort, hiking, camping, skiing, wildlife observation, scenic views. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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