Grand Teton National Park Travel Guide

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Free Things To Do in Grand Teton National Park

If you have extra time, Grand Teton is worthwhile.
  • #1
    Jenny Lake
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    #1 in Grand Teton National Park
    Hiking, Recreation, Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools, Free
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    More than Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Hiking, Recreation, Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools, Free
    TYPE
    More than Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    The 2-mile-long, 250-foot-deep Jenny Lake is the muse of many an artist and photographer –and a great place to base your Grand Teton National Park trip. Depending on the weather, visitors can fish, paddle, swim, or boat its waters, or they can take the moderate 7 ½-mile round-trip hike from

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    Teton Park Road
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    #2 in Grand Teton National Park
    Sightseeing, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    Teton Park Road winds around the base of the Teton Range, offering visitors an overview of the park, including views of the Tetons,Menors Ferry Historic District, the Snake River Overlook andJenny Lake. You'll also likely spot some wildlife, such as elk, moose, bison and maybe even a bear or two. 

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    Grand Teton
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    #3 in Grand Teton National Park
    Hiking, Natural Wonders, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free
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    More than Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Hiking, Natural Wonders, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free
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    More than Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    Carved by glaciers and continually reshaped by water and wind, Grand Teton is the 13,770-foot peak of the Teton Mountains – so tall it's visible fromJackson Hole, Wyoming. Although this jagged, snow-covered mountain is only summited by the most experienced climbers, usually via the Upper Exum Ridge, long distance hikers

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    Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center
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    #4 in Grand Teton National Park
    Shopping, Sightseeing, Tours, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Shopping, Sightseeing, Tours, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    The $22 million, 22,000-square-foot Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center, which is colloquially called the Moose Visitor Center, was built in 2007 to spread awe among visitors about the majesty of the Teton Mountains, which are on display through the center's enormous floor-to-ceiling windows. Not only does it contain the

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    Taggart Lake Trail
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    #5 in Grand Teton National Park
    Hiking, Recreation, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Hiking, Recreation, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Most of the hiking trails in Grand Teton National Park are listed as strenuous or, at the very least, moderate. The Taggart Lake Trail is described as easy-to-moderate by most hiking guides, and it's a good one to attempt if you're a novice hiker or visiting the park with kids,

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    Mormon Row Historic District
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    #7 in Grand Teton National Park
    Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Photographers, wildlife watchers and history buffs will all enjoy a stop at the Mormon Row Historic District. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this tract of land was founded as a Mormon ranch settlement in the 1890s and to this day contains preserved homesteads and barns that provide

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    Menors Ferry Historic District
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    #8 in Grand Teton National Park
    Sightseeing, Tours, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Sightseeing, Tours, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Visitors are transported back to the Wild West when they enter the Menors Ferry Historic District. William (Bill) D. Menor settled beside the Snake River at the turn of the century and built the ferry that transported people across the river. Unlike other ferries, Menor's was fashioned in such a

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