The Best of Grand Teton National Park in 48 hours [Video]
Grand Teton National Park is one of the most scenic national parks in the world. The reason for this is that the mountain range shoots straight up nearly 7,000 vertical feet above Jackson Valley. Most mountain ranges have a large sloping base. Grand Teton on the other hand, is a series of jagged peaks. Additionally, there are virtually no obstructions, visitors can admire the alpine grander as the peaks reach for the heavens.
One of the most popular and scenic areas of Grand Teton National Park is Jenny Lake. The Jenny Lake Scenic Drive is a must, which skirts the east shore of the Lake and provides spectacular views of the peaks. There is a trail along the shore of the lake you won’t want to miss either.
After the scenic drive and shoreline trail, head to the Jenny Lake visitor’s center and buy tickets for the lake shuttle or tour. There is a one hour tour of the lake that costs $25 per person. Or, you can take the shuttle across, which is $18 round trip. The crossings take place every 10-15 minutes, so don’t worry if you miss the first one. After you disembark, follow the signs to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point, these are two amazing hikes and are not all that difficult. If you still feel like hiking, continue on the Cascade Canyon trail to go deep into the mountains. Just make sure you have some bear spray with you in the summer months.
If you’re tent or RV camping, the Bridger Teton National Forest is a wonderful place. Best part, it’s free and not far from the Grand Teton National Park. If you prefer a hotel, Jackson Hole is just 25 miles to the south and has a lot of wonderful lodging options.
If you have any questions about a road trip to Grand Teton National Park, leave a comment below. Be sure to watch the video above as there are more details on visiting the park. Click the following link for more amazing places to visit in Wyoming.