Grand Teton National Park officially became a national park in 1929, making it the 20th national park in the United States.
DRIVE THE 42-MILE SCENIC DRIVE
his 42-mile loop takes you through the heart of Grand Teton National Park. Drive down the length of the Teton mountain range, along Jenny and Jackson Lakes, and past numerous scenic overlooks.
A road trip through Grand Teton National Park would not be complete without a drive up Signal Mountain. From the summit, you get panoramic views over the park, the Teton range, and Jackson Lake.
JENNY LAKE SCENIC DRIVE
Jenny Lake Scenic Drive is a one-way road that follows along the eastern edge of Jenny Lake. Along the way, stop at the Jenny Lake overlook for one of the best views of the lake.
INSPIRATION POINT AND HIDDEN FALLS
Hidden Falls is a waterfall located in the Teton range next to Jenny Lake. Inspiration Point is a viewpoint over Jenny Lake. Since these two spots are located on the same hiking trail, it’s easy to combine both of these into one very scenic hike.
GO CANOEING OR KAYAKING ON JENNY LAKE
Solitude, mountain views, peace and quiet…this was one of our favorite experiences at Grand Teton National Park.For over an hour, Kara and I paddled around Jenny Lake in a canoe. It was a Wednesday morning in August and we felt like we had the lake to ourselves.
MORMON ROW HISTORIC DISTRICT
In 1890, Mormons from Salt Lake City settled here, establishing 27 homesteads. Mormon Row was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
CHAPEL OF THE TRANSFIGURATION
This is another historic site in Grand Teton National Park and just a short drive from Mormon Row. This small log chapel was built in 1925. During the summer season, St. John’s Episcopal Church offers services on Sunday mornings.
For one of the most scenic views of the Teton mountain range, don’t miss Schwabacher Landing. This is a great place to capture the reflection of the mountain range in the Snake River.
SNAKE RIVER OVERLOOK
Channel your inner Ansel Adams and photograph the Tetons from the Snake River overlook. This photography location was made famous when Ansel Adams snapped a photograph here in 1942, while working for the United States government.