Grand Teton National Park

View of Grand Tetons and Snake River
Grand Teton Mountains and Snake River

Grand Tetons and Jackson Lake Sunset
Sunset Jackson Lake Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park was the final stop on our trip west. We arrived at the park fairly late because of the time we spent in Yellowstone. One advantage of our late arrival was that we had a spectacular view of the mountains and Jackson Lake at sunset.

The Grand Teton are some of the most spectacular mountains in the US. They rise immediately out of the valley. There are no foothills. The mountains are said to be among the youngest mountains in the US. And the rocks in the park are among the oldest.

The most visited park areas are the mountains, several lakes, and the the Snake River. Because we were there in late September, there were no crowds at any of the locations in the park. However, at sunset overlooking the Oxbow, the parking area was nearly full. I suspect that it would have been completely full at peak season.

Because we had limited time, and wanted to paddle at least one lake, we did not have enough time to hike the trails. One more reason to come back with more time at a later date. We did have a chance to visit some of the must see spots such as Schwabacher Landing and the less visited Gros Ventre area.

Use the menu to see where we were able to visit, and check out the pages. Then plan your own trip to the Grand Teton National Park.