All about Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton National Park is often considered to be Yellowstone National Park‘s little sister.  While these two national parks are less than 10 miles apart, these two parks are worlds apart.  Very little geothermal activity is found in Grand Tetons National Park, but the impressive peaks of the Teton Mountain Range and the numerous lakes that form the upper watershed of the Snake River more than make up for it.  Visitors will often see herds of elf in the valleys while the moose hang out in the marshland.  Activities include mountain climbing, hiking, and scenic driving tours.

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Grand Teton National Park Profile

National Park Obsessed - Grand Teton National Park

 

Region Intermountain Region
Park Size

310,044.22 acres (484.44 sq miles) (1254.70 sq km)

About the size of the Mill Island near Antarctica

Elevation Highest point: 13,770 feet (4,200 m) at Grand Teton Summit
Lowest point: 6,310 feet (1,920 m) at Fish Creek
Location Teton County, Wyoming
Nearby Cities Jackson, Wyoming
Founding Date Grand Teton National Park – February 26, 1929
Visitors   3,317,000 (in 2017) 
Busy Season May to September
Visitor Centers

Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center – March to October

Colter Bay Visitor Center – May to early October

Jenny Lake Visitor Center – mid-May to September

Flagg Ranch Information Station – June to September

Jenny Lake Ranger Station – June to September

Park Hours Open 365 days (24 hours a day)
Entrance Fees

7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – $35

7-day Motorcycle Pass – $30

7-day Individual Pass – $20

Annual Pass

Grand Tetons National Park Pass – $70

American the Beautiful Pass – $80

Pets Yes but best left at home. If bringing, please review the Grand Tetons Pet Policy.
   
Grand Teton National Park Climate 
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Average high in °F: 25 31 39 47 57 68
Average low in °F: 0 2 11 20 29 36
Av. precipitation in inch: 3 2 2 2 2 2
Av. Snowfall in inch: 43 29 20 9 2 0
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high in °F: 77 76 66 52 35 25
Average low in °F: 41 39 32 24 14 3
Av. precipitation in inch: 1 2 2 2 2 2
Av. Snowfall in inch: 0 0 0 5 23 40

 

Check out nearby National Park Service Sites (less than a 4-hour drive):

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway
  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
  • Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Golden Spike National Historic Site
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
    • Big Hole National Battlefield
  • City of Rocks National Reserve

Check out nearby National Park Service Sites (less than an 8-hour drive):

  • Glacier National Park
  • Wind Cave National Park
  • Devils Tower National Monument
  • Fossil Butte National Monument
  • Jewel Cave National Monument
  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Fort Laramie National Historical Site
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
    • Visitor Center
    • Bear Paw Battlefield
    • Heart of the Monster
    • Canoe Camp
    • White Bird Battlefield

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Jennifer Melroy

Jennifer has been obsessed with national parks as a child.  This Tennessee native spent her childhood exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and traveling with her parents to National Parks and around the Caribbean.  She is always planning her next adventure and is ready to see the world while trying to visit all 59 National Park (*She is ignoring the hunk of concrete that just became a national park).

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