What is 2500 million years old, covered in forest, and has some of the best skiing around? If you said Jackson Hole in Wyoming, well you are half right. Most of Jackson Hole is actually part of the Grand Teton National Park. Covering about 310,000 acres in northwest Wyoming this pristine Wild West preserve is the ideal get away for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. It is hard to say where to start first as there is seemingly an endless array of exciting and awesome things to do. Although a smattering of entertainment options will be listed here, we strongly recommend you check with them yourself before you make the trip to see what else may be out there waiting to tickle your fancy.
The rugged outdoorsman will love the summer months in Grand Teton National Park. Covered in lush greenery, huge mountains (part of the Teton Range, Grand Teton Mountain is 13,770 feet tall) and unspoiled rivers, lakes, and streams. The land is teeming with all sorts of wildlife such as moose, elk, bison, bears, hummingbirds, bald eagles, and hundreds of other species all calling this rich abundant place their home. One of the best ways to see all this life up close and personal is to do some backcountry camping. Be aware, however, that this isn’t Bambi and many of the animals here can be ornery if not downright dangerous, so be prepared.
Those of you looking to take up in more solid accommodations can check out the various lodging options including the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch, Coulter Bay Village Cabins, and Jenny Lake Lodge which all offer unique and breathtaking vistas along with premier accommodations, locations, and service. The lake side lodgings are perfect for access to the fantastic fishing. Several reputable and experienced commercial fishing tours are available to make sure you get the most out of your visit. Averaging over 4 million visitors a year, it’s probably a good idea to call one or two ahead of time to see what’s available.
If fishing is a bit too tame for your blood, why not trek out onto one of their hiking trails. There are over 200 miles of truly magnificent trails just waiting for you to discover them. Of course one of the bigger draws for tourists is the snow. And seeing as they get about 180 inches a year, it’s easy to see why Grand Teton National Park is a winter wonderland allowing for incredible cross country skiing, snowshoeing, as well as downhill skiing by Jackson Hole. These are just a few of the many superb and fun filled escapades that are waiting for you at Grand Teton National Park. So grab your sleeping bag and your sense of adventure and mosey on down to one of the most spectacular national parks in the country!