Grand Teton National Park
Mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, and skies make up Grand Teton National Park, located in Wyoming. It has been shaped by earthquakes, glaciers, and erosion. It is one of the most scenic parks in the world and is part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
The Teton Mountain range and the Snake River are located in Grand Teton National Park. The Teton Mountain range is the youngest mountain range in the Rocky Mountains and the mountains have high jagged peaks because erosion hasn’t had much time to work.
Moose, elk, mule deer, bison, pronghorn, grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, mountain lions, squirrels, chipmunks, badgers, weasels, and wolverines can all be found in the park. It is also home to fish, salamanders, snakes, butterflies, eagles and more.
Things to Do
Visitors can hike, explore, camp, boat, fish, climb mountains, view wildlife, bike, or take a drive. There are over 200 miles of hiking trails. Other activities include white water rafting on the Snake River, and driving the 42 Mile Scenic Loop drive.
There are no venomous snakes found in Grand Teton National Park. Visitors may see garter snakes and rubber boas which are not poisonous.
Most of the park’s facilities and roads are forced to close beginning in October due to winter weather.
Some of the oldest rocks in the United States are found in this park.