Grand Teton National Park is known for its majestic mountains, pristine lakes and plentiful wildlife. You can take beautiful photos from any of the viewpoints; but, the best way to experience the park is to go hiking! Grand Teton has 242 miles of hiking trails spread over 310,000 acres. Hiking is one of the most popular things to do in Grand Teton National Park and there are trails for all skill levels. If you only have a day or two to explore the park, you may not have time for a full day hike or a backpacking excursion. So, we’ve put together this list of what we think are 5 of the best day hikes in Grand Teton National P
We’ve been asked many times about what to pack when traveling to Grand Teton National Park. While packing for any National Park isn’t overly difficult, it helps to know a few tips and tricks ahead of your trip. A little preparation will make sure you can spend your precious vacation time enjoying yourself instead of heading to nearby Jackson, WY to pick up supplies that you should have grabbed before you entered the park!
Here are a few of the things that we think are “must haves” when planning a trip to Grand Teton National Park!
While Grand Teton draws in over 3 million visitors each year, it is mind boggling how many people just “pass through” on the way to its bigger brother (Yellowstone National Park), which sits just to the north. There is so much to see here, that an adventurous family could easily spend an entire week of exploration and still have things left on their list.
Here are some tips on how to plan a trip to Grand Teton National Park as well as what to do while you are there.
There is so much to explore in Grand Teton National Park, which can make it hard to pick out the best places to hike. If you have limited time, it can be especially difficult to choose the right places to spend your precious days. Certainly, the Jenny Lake area is not to be missed, but south of Jenny Lake is the smaller but magical Taggart Lake. This secluded lake offers incredible, close-up views of the Grand Tetons. Being a relatively easy hike for families, we think that this is one that is not to be missed!
The awe and wonder of Grand Teton National Park is no secret. The Jenny Lake area offers several great trails, but we think the Cascade Canyon Trail is one of the best in Grand Teton National Park. If you combine a trip into Cascade Canyon with a side excursion to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point, you are in for a real treat!