Grand Teton

Grand Teton National Park

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VISIT Grand Teton National Park:

In Grant Teton National Park, sharp mountain ranges jut up from the landscape to dwarf everything surrounding it. This mountain range is the youngest in the Rockies, lending to the sharpness of the peaks. There are 12 glaciers in the park, 3 of which (well… now two) can be seen via the very popular Glacier View Turnout. Other famous attractions within the Grand Tetons include the picturesque Oxbow Bend and Jackson Lake Dam, which was constructed in the early 1900’s.

However, the most popular place inside the park is Jenny Lake. It is surrounded by a 7 mile loop trail that offers some of the best views of the Teton peaks.

Places to Stay When Visiting Grand Tetons

Jackson, Wyoming is less than 10 minutes outside the park’s limits. It is a town with a ton of things to do along with wonderful Airbnbs, hotels and restaurants. Victor, ID is slightly further away, but also has plenty of amenities.

If you’d prefer to stay inside the park, make your reservations 12 months in advance. There are about eight different cabins or lodges inside the park, with about the same number of campsites.

Park Details

Grand Teton National Park was established on February 26, 1929, and has a total area of 310,044 acres (484 square miles, or 1,255 square kilometers).

Address 103 Headquarters Loop, Moose, WY, 83012
HoursOpen 24 hours a day, year round
Entrance Fee$35 per vehicle, valid for 7 days
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When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Grand Teton National Park is the 18th most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Grand Teton National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Grand Teton National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Grand Teton National Park are September, August, June & July.

Park Visits66,58553,10874,75487,739364,876757,897835,846703,118579,888247,94561,67451,800
Avg Temp293034445768777666513628
Max Temp373844597180858377675138
Avg Temp151722293845515042342315
Min Temp-7-54132532423929194-6
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Grand Teton National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Grand Teton National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Continental Divide National Historic Trail RV Road Trip2,31514
South to North, Arizona to Montana & Saguaro to Glacier2,12014
Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton & Craters of the Moon1,18811
Yellowstone Ski Trip6007
Yellowstone to Grand Teton4979

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Grand Teton National Park.

John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway19 mi
Yellowstone National Park54 mi
Fossil Butte National Monument136 mi
Craters of the Moon National Monument145 mi
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area158 mi
Golden Spike National Historic Site179 mi
Big Hole National Battlefield191 mi
City of Rocks National Reserve194 mi
Minidoka National Historic Site196 mi
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument200 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Grand Teton National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Signal Mountain - Grand Teton National ParkMoran Junction, WY more 4 miles
Jenny Lake - Grand Teton National ParkMoose, WY more 6 miles
Colter Bay - Grand Teton National ParkMoran Junction, WY more 6 miles
Lizard Creek - Grand Teton National ParkMoran Junction, WY more 12 miles
Teton CanyonDriggs, WY more 12 miles
Teton CanyonDriggs, ID more 12 miles
Reunion FlatDriggs, WY more 14 miles
Pacific CreekJackson, WY more 15 miles
Gros Ventre - Grand Teton National ParkMoose, WY more 15 miles
Atherton CreekJackson, WY more 16 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Grand Teton National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Grand TargheeAlta, WY10,000 ft57%1 mi
Jackson Hole Mountain ResortJackson, WY10,450 ft85%24 mi
Snow KingJackson, WY7,808 ft60%26 mi
Sleeping GiantCody, WY7,428 ft47%64 mi
White PinePinedale, WY9,500 ft42%76 mi

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Grand Teton National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Grand Teton National Park.

Salt Lake City International AirportSLCSalt Lake City, UT220 mi
Denver International AirportDENDenver, CO414 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Grand Teton National Park.

Jackson Hole AirportJACJackson, WY16 mi
Idaho Falls Regional AirportIDAIdaho Falls, ID72 mi
Pocatello Regional AirportPIHPocatello, ID115 mi
Bozeman Yellowstone International AirportBZNBozeman, MT136 mi
Bert Mooney AirportBTMButte, MT171 mi
Billings Logan International AirportBILBillings, MT172 mi
Southwest Wyoming Regional AirportRKSRock Springs, WY175 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.

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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.