Although this 16-mile drive is not entirely in Grand Teton National Park, it leads to a back road in the park. The road travels about 7 miles through developed land around Jackson, and beyond through 9 miles of verdant hillsides, stands of aspens, and running brooks. If the two-lane road, partially unpaved and not well-maintained, were better, increased traffic would destroy its charm. This drive is not recommended for people in a hurry.
Special attractions: A country lane, and a fair chance to see moose at dusk or dawn at the Sawmill Ponds. Nearby points of interest: Jackson; Snake River access; Jackson Hole Ski Resort and tram to the top of Rendezvous Mountain; Death Canyon and Granite Canyon hiking trails; and Phelps Lake. 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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