Grand Teton National Park is a national park located in northwestern Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park.

The Grand Teton is the tallest peak within Grand Teton National Park and one of the most photographed mountains in North America. It rises 13,770 feet (4,198 m) above sea level at its highest point (the northwest end of its summit ridge). The Grand Teton massif contains over 40 peaks over 12,000 feet (3,700 m), including 16 named peaks:

  • The Cathedral Group includes Mount Owen at 13,860 ft (4246 m) and Teewinot Mountain at 13173 ft (4083 m).
  • The Amphitheater group includes South Guardian Angel at 12649 ft (3899 m), Middle North Guardian Angel at 12322 ft (3700 m), East Cascade Peak at 12300 ft (3700 m), Middle South Guardian Angel at 11936 ft (3660 m), North Sky Dome 11808ft/3555m), South Culmination Peak 11806ft/3550m), Middle Culmination Peak 11769ft/3520m), West Cascade Peak 11630ft/3480m).

Grand Teton National Park has plenty to offer. The park covers 494 square miles, with 310 square miles of that designated wilderness area. It’s located in northwestern Wyoming and borders Yellowstone National Park.

It’s a bit of a lengthy drive from Salt Lake City, Utah—about five hours worth—but it’s worth it for those who like their nature rugged and wild (and not as crowded).

Autumn in the Grand Tetons National Park

The park also gets its name from The Grand Teton mountain range which pokes up from the ground just south of Jackson Hole along Snake River Canyon; this is where you’ll find the best views of these peaks towering above everything else in sight!

Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park

FAQ

How Teton Range Was Formed?

The Teton Range was formed as a result of an uplift along a normal fault line caused by the collision of two tectonic plates about 8-10 million years ago. The collision was called the Lewis Overthrust, and it occurred when one plate pushed under another plate. This is known as a strike-slip fault. The fault line runs from Idaho to Yellowstone National Park where it splits off into three branches: Teton, Wind River and Absaroka.

Does Grand Teton National Park Allow Dogs?

Pets are allowed inside Grand Teton National Park, but they must be leashed at all times except when they are in their car or trailer. Pets are not permitted on hiking trails, inside visitor centers or other facilities. A good rule of thumb is that a pet may go anywhere its owner goes: roads and road shoulders, campgrounds and picnic areas, parking lots, etc. For more info visit nps.gov

Is Grand Teton National Park Open in Winter?

Yes, Grand Teton National Park is open during the winter months. However, many of the roads within the park are not plowed or maintained during those months.

Is Grand Teton National Park Worth Seeing?

Grand Teton National Park is definitely worth seeing! First, you could see the Grand Teton mountains. The Grand Teton mountains are the tallest peaks in Grand Teton National Park. They're so tall that they can be seen from Yellowstone National Park, which is miles away. Second, you could see the Snake River. The Snake River runs through the park and offers some of the best trout fishing spots in America. It's also a great place to go boating or kayaking! Finally, you could go hiking in Grand Teton National Park. There are tons of trails to explore and enjoy while visiting this beautiful park!

Is Grand Teton National Park Crowded?

Grand Teton National Park attracts many tourists, so finding a parking space can sometimes be difficult. To avoid crowds and increase your chances of finding a parking space, rangers suggest arriving at the park before 8:30 a.m. or after 4:30 p.m.

How Far Is Grand Teton National Park From Yellowstone?

Grand Teton National Park is actually right next to Yellowstone. It's only about 31 miles away!  

Where to Camp Grand Teton National Park?

  • Gros Ventre Campground
  • Jenny Lake Campground
  • Signal Mountain Campground
  • Colter Bay Campground
  • Colter Bay RV Park
  • Colter Bay Tent Village
  • Lizard Creek Campground
  • Headwaters Campground
For full info about camping, visit nps.gov

Conclusion

If you’re looking to escape the summer hustle and bustle, a trip to Grand Teton National Park is what you need. With abundant wildlife, towering mountains, spectacular lakes and gurgling streams, all set in an idyllic backdrop of aspen and pine that stretch far into the horizon, it’s easy to see why it was named “the crown jewel of the national park system.”