Grand Teton National Park: 6 Must-See Places for Your Day Trip
With a mountain range that spans 40 miles and 242 miles of hiking trails, even a quick day trip through Grand Teton National Park is worth it! Here are the top 7 must-see places for your day trip through Grand Teton National Park.
One of the most iconic lakes in our great area, Jenny Lake sports an impressive 7.6-mile serene hiking loop, boat tours, overlooks, and more! The Jenny Lake Visitor’s Center is also a great spot to stop, with ranger-led exploration hikes, and an exhibit bookstore.
42 Mile Scenic Loop Drive
Grand Teton has two scenic drives that connect the park, however, the best way to take it all in is by the 42-mile scenic loop drive! Traveling along Teton Park Road, this beautiful drive runs parallel to the Teton mountains then loops back around creating the perfect route for viewing the grandeur of the Tetons. The entire drive can be completed in 1-2 hours (depending on how many sightseeing stops you’d like to make) and is a great way to spend the afternoon.
Anyone looking for a perfect picnic spot should check out Jackson Lake! Ranked one of the top 15 best park beaches, this lake is prime for fun in the sun. Swimming, boating, hiking, and fishing are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed here, so make sure you schedule at least a few hours to take in this beautiful oasis!
1.3 miles into the beautiful Teton landscape lies a hidden waterfall that you won’t want to miss. One of the most popular attractions in the park, Hidden Falls is definitely one of the best hikes around Jenny Lake. This waterfall drops over 100 feet before making its way to the lake below.
Mormon Row Historic District
Looking for some good photo-worthy spots? Look no further than the Mormon Row Historic District. This strip of historic homes was built by Mormon settlers in the late 1800s, with The John Moulton Barn being one of the most photographed places in Jackson.
This landing is a must-see for its photogenic traits alone. The Schwabacher Landing is a strip of land on the Snake River whose terrain has allowed for a wide and slow lull in the river itself. This lull perfectly reflects the Grand Tetons in the calm waters and is a popular spot for photographers and sightseers alike.
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