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Grand Teton National Park
Many visitors who travel to the greater Yellowstone Area realize that Grand Teton National Park sits just to its south. Although very different in terrain, size, and magnificence, Grand Teton National Park's wonders are best explored out of the car and along its many trails. Running North to South the Teton Mountain Range seems to tower over the Jackson Hole Valley floor, quickly climbing from about 6,000 feet to almost 14,000 feet at its highest peak, the Grand Teton. The western slope of the Teton Range ascends in a much more mellow fashion, making access to its peaks longer yet easier.
This is not a park to see through your car window. Make sure to take a couple days to explore the parks endless trails, view wildlife like moose, elk, and black bear, kayak or canoe around Leigh and String Lakes, and to dip your toes into one of the park's many chilly hidden lakes.
The inner and outer park roads give visitors the choice to access different sections of the park. Enter the park at the southern entrance, Moose Junction, and follow in the inner road to attractions like Death Canyon and Jenny Lake. Or continue up the outer road and enter the park at the Moran Junction where you can access attractions like Jackson Lake and eventually the southern entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The Moose-Wilson Road entrance is located at the south west corner of the park, just north of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Just take a look at one of the park maps at one of the entrances to find the best route for your visit.
From Teton Valley Cabins, we spot the western view of the Grand Teton's summit. To enter the park you must drive over Teton Pass and through Jackson. This drive usually takes a little over an hour to the southern entrance of Grand Teton National Park.
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