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!
Yellowstone National Parkwas the first national park, so it is no surprise that it continually ranks as one of the 10 most popular national parks in the United States. The most popular areas of the park are busy and parking lots seem inadequate to accommodate the massive crowds during the summer months. However, Yellowstone still deserves a place on everyone’s bucket list.