Grand Teton National Park is located in western Wyoming and is serviced by the town of Jackson Hole on the south.
The central feature of the park is the Teton Range an active, fault-block, 40-mile-long mountain front.
The range includes eight peaks over 12,000 feet, including the Grand Teton at 13,770 feet.
Seven glacier formed or morainal lakes run along the base of the range, and more than 100 alpine lakes can be found in the backcountry wilderness surrounding the park.
Grand Teton National Park is host to a diverse array of large wildlife such as Elk, moose, pronghorn, mule deer, grizzlies, and bison are commonly seen in the park. The park is also home to more than 300 species of birds, including bald eagles and peregrine falcons.
The park celebrated it's 50th anniversary in 2000. The original park was created in 1929 but due to disputes about land usage and opposition to the park from the beginning the present day boundaries weren't established until 1950
Grand Teton National Park offers a legacy of grand proportions with worldwide recognition for spectacular mountain scenery, bountiful wildlife, and diverse recreational opportunities.
Some of the recreational activities include biking, boating, camping, climbing, hiking, cross country skiing, fishing and much more. Almost all outdoor activities are popular in Grand Teton National Park.
To help you plan your activities and trip to Grand Teton, here is a list of maps to get you around the park.
The town of Jackson Hole just outside the park is also the perfect place to stay while visiting Grand Teton. Jackson Hole offers a wide variety of shopping, lodging, activities, events and dining. Come and experience the great west in Jackson Hole.