Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton National Park
Established in 1929
310,000 acres
Visitation (2010) 2,699,374

Grand Teton is a spectacular park in Northwestern Wyoming where every vista will take your breath away. The best-known feature of the park is the jagged granite peaks of the Teton Range that tower over 7,000 feet above the Jackson Hole valley. The valley is covered by sagebrush and bisected by the wild Snake River. Come and enjoy wildflower meadows, alpine lakes, glaciers, lakes, and premier outdoor recreation and relaxation.

Jackson Lake is the largest lake in the park. Here you can see blue herons and moose as you fish for trout. Or you can take a boat trip for the day- motorized boats are allowed. Visit any of the many lakes in the park to swim, canoe, and kayak the serene waters.

Some of the best and most moderate hikes in Grand Teton traverse the shores of these pristine alpine lakes. Take a hike through the forests that range from fir and pine in the alpine terrain to willows and aspens along the riverbanks. Forest wildlife includes black bears, elk, and wolves.

Grand Teton is for many people a place to return to again and again. Its rugged beauty and diverse terrain make it an unforgettable American landscape.