Lovers of hiking, canoeing, fishing and all opportunities of the great outdoors will love a trip to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Known the world over for their beauty and majesty, this rich landscape has been the source of countless literary and musical works. The history of the area is quite evident and offers park visitors with a glimpse of the past by hiking a historic trail used by fur trappers or photographing an old pioneer homestead.
Great Boating Opportunities
Grand Teton offers a lot of different opportunities besides mountain climbing and hiking. The park has a number of lakes that are perfect for boating activities. Whether you want to take a small boat out to fish on Jenny Lake or you’d like to try some water skiing or windsurfing on Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park can accommodate. There are fees to access the lakes with your boat, so stop by a Ranger Station for more details. The Snake River also offers some great canoeing opportunities as well as wonderful fishing.
Enjoy Some Great Winter Activities
The park isn’t just a three-season kind of place. Winter is also a wonderful time to take advantage of Grand Teton National Park. With some of the best snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing conditions in this part of the United States, that are all kinds of reasons to bring the family during the winter months. Many of the winter activities are guided by park staff and are available free or at a very low cost (nominal fee for snowshoe rental.) Don’t forget that photographers find Grand Teton to be the perfect setting in both the winter and summer months.
Excellent Lodging and Restaurants
While not all national parks have lodging and restaurants, Grand Teton National Park is much different. Within the park, there are a number of great places to eat and stay. Most lodges and restaurants are open seasonally so make sure you check ahead of your trip. The Triangle X Ranch is a particularly great destination that is also open during the peak winter season. If you’re visiting for the day and you are looking for a great meal, check out the Mural Room at the Jackson Lake Lodge which will offer an amazing menu and a pretty great view to match!