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 Vista Points:
The following is a list of suggested points of interest including several scenic drives.
Oxbow Bend. Probably the most popular vista point in the park for photographers. Spectacular view of the mountains behind the cut off bend in the river. You must be ready to take pictures just before sunrise.
Snake River Overlook. One of several vista points on US-89 between Moose and Moran Junction. The overlook features the jagged Teton Range in profile with the Snake River in profile. this shot was made famous by Ansel Adams.
Inspiration Point. One mile up the Cascade Canyon Trail from the boat dock, Inspiration offers an unforgetable view of Jackson Hole with mountains in the background. For more details, see Cascade Canyon Trail.
Signal Mountain offers one of the park's premiere vistas of Jackson Hole. The mountain stands by itself and offers views in all directions from the top. There is a short but scenic drive to the peak which turns off Teton Park Road just south of Signal Mountain Lodge. You can also hike to the top but it's a pretty steep climb.
Antelope Flats. Features the famous vista of the Mormon Row barn with the mountains as a backdrop.
Jenny Lake Shuttle. The shuttle goes across the lake to the start of the Cascade Canyon Trail. The inexpensive shuttle ride is worthwhile even if you don't go hiking. The mountain views on the lake are spectacular.
Mountain View Turnout. On Teton Park Road just north of North Jenny Lake Junction. Great view of Mount Moran.
Jenny Lake Overlook. About two miles south of Jenny Lake Lodge. Beautiful view of mountains rising directly behind lake.
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