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.
VISIT Grand Teton National Park:
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|
|Hours||Open 24 hours a day, year round|
|Entrance Fee||$35 per vehicle, valid for 7 days|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
Grand Teton National Park is the 36th 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.
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 Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
|Continental Divide National Historic Trail RV Road Trip||2,315||14|
|South to North, Arizona to Montana & Saguaro to Glacier||2,120||14|
|Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton & Craters of the Moon||1,188||11|
|Yellowstone Ski Trip||600||7|
|Yellowstone to Grand Teton||497||9|
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 Parkway||19 mi|
|Yellowstone National Park||54 mi|
|Fossil Butte National Monument||136 mi|
|Craters of the Moon National Monument||145 mi|
|Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area||158 mi|
|Golden Spike National Historic Site||179 mi|
|Big Hole National Battlefield||191 mi|
|City of Rocks National Reserve||194 mi|
|Minidoka National Historic Site||196 mi|
|Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument||200 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.
|Signal Mountain - Grand Teton National Park||Moran Junction, WY more||4 miles|
|Jenny Lake - Grand Teton National Park||Moose, WY more||6 miles|
|Colter Bay - Grand Teton National Park||Moran Junction, WY more||6 miles|
|Lizard Creek - Grand Teton National Park||Moran Junction, WY more||12 miles|
|Teton Canyon||Driggs, WY more||12 miles|
|Teton Canyon||Driggs, ID more||12 miles|
|Reunion Flat||Driggs, WY more||14 miles|
|Pacific Creek||Jackson, WY more||15 miles|
|Gros Ventre - Grand Teton National Park||Moose, WY more||15 miles|
|Atherton Creek||Jackson, 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:
|Grand Targhee||Alta, WY||10,000 ft||56%||1 mi|
|Jackson Hole Mountain Resort||Jackson, WY||10,450 ft||87%||24 mi|
|Snow King||Jackson, WY||7,808 ft||62%||26 mi|
|Sleeping Giant||Cody, WY||7,428 ft||49%||64 mi|
|White Pine||Pinedale, WY||9,500 ft||43%||76 mi|
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.
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 Airport||SLC||Salt Lake City, UT||220 mi|
|Denver International Airport||DEN||Denver, CO||414 mi|
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 Airport||JAC||Jackson, WY||16 mi|
|Idaho Falls Regional Airport||IDA||Idaho Falls, ID||72 mi|
|Pocatello Regional Airport||PIH||Pocatello, ID||115 mi|
|Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport||BZN||Bozeman, MT||136 mi|
|Bert Mooney Airport||BTM||Butte, MT||171 mi|
|Billings Logan International Airport||BIL||Billings, MT||172 mi|
|Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport||RKS||Rock Springs, WY||175 mi|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.