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

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RegionIntermountain Region
Park Size310,044.22 acres (484.44 sq miles) (1254.70 sq km)

About the size of the Mill Island near Antarctica

ElevationHighest point: 13,770 feet (4,200 m) at Grand Teton Summit
Lowest point: 6,310 feet (1,920 m) at Fish Creek
LocationTeton County, Wyoming
Nearby CitiesJackson, Wyoming
Founding DateGrand Teton National Park – February 26, 1929
Visitors  3,317,000 (in 2017) 
Busy SeasonMay to September
Visitor CentersCraig 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 HoursOpen 365 days (24 hours a day)
Entrance Fees7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – $35

7-day Motorcycle Pass – $30

7-day Individual Pass – $20

Annual PassGrand Tetons National Park Pass – $70

American the Beautiful Pass – $80

PetsYes but best left at home. If bringing, please review the Grand Tetons Pet Policy.
Grand Teton National Park Climate 
Average high in °F:253139475768
Average low in °F:0211202936
Av. precipitation in inch:322222
Av. Snowfall in inch:432920920
Average high in °F:777666523525
Average low in °F:41393224143
Av. precipitation in inch:122222
Av. Snowfall in inch:00052340


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 is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 62 US National Parks. She has currently been to 53 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.

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