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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 from Jackson 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 can take the Paintbrush Canyon-Cascade Canyon Loop, which offers magnificent views of Grand Teton. Visitors of all kinds can ascend Grand Teton virtually by watching this NPS video.
After viewing Grand Teton, some say that it's one of the most "beautiful" and "stunning" places in the United States. In fact, one recent visitor called Grand Teton National Park her new favorite because of this towering mountain.
Climbers and mountaineers can climb Grand Teton several dozen ways, after 14 miles of hiking and 6,545 feet of climbing and descending. It's a whole-day process. Visitors can also experience Grand Teton on the Paintbrush Canyon-Cascade Loop, which is a strenuous 19-mile round-trip hike that commences at the String Lake Trailhead by Jenny Lake. Keep in mind that you'll need an ice pick to traverse parts of this trail until about July. For more information, visit the National Park Service's website.