Home to soaring zeniths, abundant wildlife and amazing outdoor activities, the Tetons welcome millions of visitors each year from across the globe. There are several things to do in Grand Teton and one can easily spend 2-3 days exploring around the park but we had a day, so we decided to pick and choose the activities we were interested in.
Hike to inspiration point lake was one of the things recommended in almost every article I browsed. This quick 2.5-mile hike of moderate difficulty takes you through amazing Hidden falls and ends at a viewpoint overlooking Jenny Lake. The view at Inspiration Point is notably impressive. It overlooks Jenny Lake, Jackson Hole Valley, and the Cathedral Group of mountains (Mount Owen, Teewinot and the Grand Teton). If you have time you can continue your hike to cascade canyon or just sit here for some time and soak in the beauty of Inspiration Point.
It was already 2 by the time finished the hike and went to one of the most famous restaurants in the area Dormans Pizza. Not only their pizzas are amazing but they also offer one of the best vies of Grand Teton. While travelling we usually finish our meals quickly or pack out to eat with a view but the views from here were so impressive that we ended up spending 2 hours at Dormans Pizza.
42 Mile Scenic Loop Drive is another must-do while in Grand Teton. The Grand Teton Park roads provide one of the most delightful tours of the region. This drive was my personal favourite part of the park. Park has created pull-outs on the sides of the road where you can stop to take pictures and watch the park’s wildlife. Take your time to drive the entire loop and you’ll be rewarded with some of the most incredible views of Teton.
Our last stop in Teton was Mormon Row. This area gets its name because Mormon settlers once established 27 homesteads here. It’s a photographer’s dream; historic barns are the backdrop to some of the most iconic landscape shots in the US.
Grand Teton National Park preserves this majestic landscape for all to experience firsthand. It is not huge in the area when compared to some other national parks, but the amount of terrain in this rugged range is astounding nonetheless.
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Stunning pictures and a beautiful writeup of the visit! I hadn’t heard of Teton national park before this but I certainly would like to read more 🙂
Stay safe and keep exploring!