The Yellowstone & Grand Teton Travel Guide is a resource for those planning to tour Yellowstone National Park and/or Grand Teton National Park. The adjacent national parks are typically visited at the same time and offer very different experiences. Yellowstone offers the world's largest concentration of thermal features such as geysers and hot pools. Grand Teton features one of the world's most spectacular mountain ranges. Both parks offer outstanding opportunities to view wildlife.
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Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park lies in northwest Wyoming immediately to the south of Yellowstone National Park. The park features one of the world's most spectacular mountain chains, the Teton Range. These precipitous mountains rise directly out of the beautiful valley known as Jackson Hole, reaching an elevation 13,770 feet at the peak of Grand Teton. Being geologically young, little erosion has taken place, leaving extremely jagged and photogenic peaks.
Jackson Hole and the Snake River are magnets for all manner of wildlife, from exotic birds to moose. A series of beautiful lakes sit at the base of the mountains. Scenic vistas are everywhere. There are plentiful opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, float trips, wildlife observation, scenic drives and more.
This guide has the following information: list of visitor and information centers, campgrounds, food and lodging, hiking, points of interest (including scenic drives), good vista points, and where to view wildlife.
Recreational Activities at Grand Teton
A wide variety of organized outdoor activities are available at the park. These include: youth backpacking, boat rentals, climbing guides, cross country skiing, snowshoe tours, fishing trips, Snake River float trips (scenic, wildlife, and white water), horseback riding, kayaking tours, marinas, Jenny Lake shuttle, sailboating, scenic cruises. See the National Park Service's List of Licensed Concessionaires.
The NPS also offers online brochures (in Adobe PDF format) on a wide variety of recreational activities in the park, from hiking to fishing to snowmobiling, and also on natural history topics (such as wildlife, fall colors, etc.). Guides are available in several foreign languages. See their complete List of Brochures.
Note: Some of the links in this guide are to publications in PDF format. The PDF's can only be viewed or printed using
Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free, online).
Grand Teton National Park Guide Index
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