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Wyoming's Majestic Grand Tetons

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A June 2002 trip to Jackson Hole by Lovestogo

First view of The Tetons Photo, Jackson Hole, Wyoming More Photos
Quote: The Grand Tetons are magnificient, majestic mountains rising up from the valley floor, surrounded by evergreen forests and lakes that shimmer like jewels. These snow capped, granite pinnacles will leave you feeling rejuvenated by seeing yet another one of nature's spectacular beauties!

Wyoming's Majestic Grand Tetons

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Overview

First view of The Tetons Photo, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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Grand Teton National Park, located in Wyoming's northwestern section, was established as a national park in 1929 and consists of almost 310,000 acres. The distance between the northern and southern bounderies is just 56 miles, thus making it possible to enjoy the scenery around you without having to 'rush' through it. Most visitors view this park by driving its valley's scenic roads. There are however, over 200 miles of maintained trails, ranging from easy to strenuous, lasting for a few hours to a few days, just waiting for you to embark on an adventure filled with gorgeous scenery unavailable to the average "car tourist". Trail maps and information regarding hiking conditions are available ...Read More

Signal Mountain

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Signal Mountain Photo, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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If entering Grand Teton National Park from Yellowstone's south entrance, you will be traveling south on The Teton Park Road (Highway 89/191/26). Approximately two or three miles past Jackson Lake Dam, make a left hand turn onto Signal Road. There is a parking lot immediately to the left for leaving trailers and RV's, as these travel vehicles are not allowed on this road. You will twist and turn for 5 miles as you climb to the top of Signal Mountain for a breathtaking and panoramic view of The Tetons (all 40 miles), Jackson Lake and the valley of Jackson Hole. It is a sight you won't soon forget. The hillsides were covered with masses of yellow wildflowers and arrowleaf balsam root when we we...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 11, 2002

Signal Mountain
Grand Teton National Park
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jenny Lake

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Jenny Lake Photo, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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While driving in Grand Teton National Park, make plans to include the Jenny Lake Scenic Drive into your itinerary. It gives one a stunning and unlimited view of The Teton mountain range as you make your way southward through groves of lodgepole pine trees and an occasional meadow. There's also is a bike path on this one way road. When you come to Jenny Lake, make sure that you stop at this turnout. Park your vehicle and take the short walk (there is a concrete walkway with a few steps) to spectacular grandeur as you get an up close and personal look at some of the most magnificient snow capped mountains. If the water is calm, their reflections will be caught in the beautiful Jenny Lake. As ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 12, 2002

Jenny Lake
Grand Teton National Park
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83012

Oxbow Bend

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Oxbow Bend Photo, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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Oxbow Bend is the most photographed spot in the Grand Tetons. The reflection of Mt. Moran in the still, calm waters will take your breath away. Seeing this beautiful snow capped mountain with the mint green water in the foreground overwhelms you with such a feeling of pride as you admire the natural beauty that has been created for us to enjoy. Oxbow Bend is located 5 miles north of the Moran Entrance Station on US Rte. 89/191/287. There is a large turnout space for this magnificient view. Be sure to schedule some extra time here to wander down to the Snake River, which is just a few feet away. The view is one of the best in Grand Teton National Park and of all the gorgeous spots, this on...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 12, 2002

Oxbow Bend
Grand Teton National Park
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

National Elk Refuge

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Attraction | "Wyoming's National Elk Refuge in Jackson"

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The National Elk Refuge is located on the right hand side of the road, approximately 2 or 3 miles outside Jackson on U.S. Route 26/89/191, as you are driving north towards the Grand Teton National Park. This wildlife refuge spreads across 23,000 plus acres and is home to nearly 10,000 elk during the winter months. The elk begin to arrive in November and usually stay until April, when they migrate back into higher country for cooler temperatures and the opportunity to feed upon the rich, new spring grasses and vegetation. Once the snow begins to fall in the mountains, the elk head down to the refuge where the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service supplement their diets with alfalfa pellets. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 15, 2002

National Elk Refuge
675 E Broadway
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001
(307) 733-9212

The 2 R's Driving Tour in The Tetons

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What a peaceful, beautiful and exhilirating experience we had when we created our own personal driving tour of Grand Teton National Park! With our worn and torn map of Yellowstone and The Tetons, we mapped out our own driving tour that would fit within our time frame. Not knowing what to expect, we set out from Yellowstone's Old Faithful Inn on June 5th. We exited Yellowstone through its South entrance and were immediately on the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway that runs into Highway 89/191/287. As we drove past Flagg Ranch Village, you could catch an occasional glimpse of the mountains ahead. Excitement grew as we passed the Lizard Creek turnout and it wasn’t long bef...Read More