Grand Teton National Park

Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming is sometimes overshadowed by the more famous park in the state - Yellowstone. However, Grand Teton offers breathtaking vistas, crystal blue mountain lakes, and abundant wildlife and is worth a visit all on its own. The park also shares the rich history and culture of those who lived there in the past, and the struggle they faced in making a life in the mountains.

As in many mountain regions, weather at Grand Teton is quickly-changing. Plan on packing multiple layers so you’re ready for everything from warm sun to thunderstorms to even an occasional snow. Spring in the mountains usually means mild days and cold nights, with a good chance of snow through May. Summer days are warm with cooler nights and frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Fall brings sunny days and cold nights, with a chance of snow as the year gets later, and winter can often mean sunny days with freezing cold nights. If you’re traveling through the park in winter, you’ll want four- or all-wheel drive or all-weather tires, and roads may be closed.

The most well-known town outside the park is the vacation mecca of Jackson Hole. You can find everything from skiing to dude ranch experiences to float trip tours there - or you can indulge in some fine dining and fancy shopping if you want to treat yourself.

Inside the park, there are plenty of scheduled events as well. Most take place during the summer months, but the park is open all year. You can find the entire schedule here to help you plan your trip. There is also plenty to do on your own, including scenic drives, hiking, backcountry camping, horseback riding, and mountaineering.

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Weather
Spring 40-50 F
Summer 70-80 F
Fall 55-65 F
Winter 25-30 F
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Nearby Cities
Jackson, WY
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Grand Teton National Park

There are many places to camp in and around Grand Teton National Park. Because the entire area is popular, especially in the summer, be sure to make reservations ahead of time if you can. Also, many places shut down during the colder months, so make sure the campground of your choice is open if you’re traveling during the off-season.

RV Rentals Near Grand Teton National Park

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Hit the Trails

There are over 200 miles of trails to hike in the park, and you can explore everything from jagged mountain peaks to spectacular waterfalls to clear mountain lakes. Make sure to bring plenty of water, and read these safety tips for hiking in bear country.

Grand Teton National Park Jenny Lake Trails

Hidden Falls

Distance: 4.8 miles round trip with an elevation change of 1200 feet

Terrain: This popular trail winds above Jenny Lake’s south shore, with a view of a 200 ft. tall waterfall.

Jenny Lake Loop

Distance: 7.6 miles round trip with an elevation change of 900 feet

Terrain: A rolling trail follows the shore around Jenny Lake.

Inspiration Point

Distance: 8.2 miles round trip with an elevation change of 2400 feet

Terrain: Climb the Horse Trail to Cascade Canyon, then on to Inspiration Point which overlooks Jenny Lake.

Forks of Cascade Canyon

Distance: 14.6 miles round trip with an elevation change of 2700 feet

Terrain: This popular trail leads into Cascade Canyon, with views of Mt. Owen and Teewinot.

Lake Solitude - North Fork

Distance: 20 miles round trip with an elevation change of 3900 feet

Terrain: This strenuous hike leads through Cascade Canyon and on to Lake Solitude, with views of the Grand Teton and Mt. Owen.

Hurricane Pass - South Fork

Distance: 25.8 miles round trip with a 5400 foot elevation change

Terrain: Follow the Cascade Canyon trail and take the South Fork, which leads to Schoolroom Glacier and Hurricane Pass. A very strenuous hike.

Grand Teton National Park Flagg Ranch Trails

Polecat Creek Loop

Distance: 2.5 miles round trip

Terrain: This easy hike wanders along a marsh that provides habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife.

Flagg Canyon

Distance: 4 miles round trip

Terrain: From the northeast side of Polecat Creek Trail, follow this trail out and back for views of the Snake River.

Grand Teton National Park Jackson Lake Lodge Trails

Lunch Tree Hill

Distance: 0.5 miles round trip

Terrain: An easy, short interpretive trail that leads to the top of a hill overlooking Willow Flats at the Teton Range.

Christian Pond Loop

Distance: 3.3 miles round trip

Terrain: This low-impact walk through marsh habitat near the pond eventually climbs a forested ridge for views of the Teton Range. 5 trails

Grand Teton National Park Two Ocean Lake Trails

Two Ocean Lake

Distance: 6.4 miles round trip

Terrain: A moderate hike through forests and meadows.

Emma Matilda Lake

Distance: 10.7 miles round trip with an 1,100 foot elevation gain

Terrain: Circle the lake, then the north trail follows a ridge offering views of the Teton Range.

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Lake Creek-Woodland Trail Loop

Distance: 3 miles round trip

Terrain: An easy hike along Lake Creek to the shore of Phelps Lake.

Aspen Ridge-Boulder Ridge Loop

Distance: 5.8 miles round trip

Terrain: This moderate hike leads through aspen groves and boulder fields to the shore of Phelps Lake.

Phelps Lake Trail Loop

Distance: 6.3 miles round trip

Terrain: A hike around Phelps Lake with stunning views of the Teton Range.

Restaurants

What to Do at
Grand Teton National Park

After exploring the park on your own, you may want to try some other activities nearby. Enjoy a meal with a view, browse the local artwork, or see how you do as a ranch hand. Here are a few of our recommendations around Grand Teton National Park.

Restaurants

The Mural Room

Type: Fine Dining

Location: Jackson Lake Lodge

Sheffields at Headwaters Lodge

Type: Burgers, comfort food

Location: Headwaters Lodge at Flagg Ranch

Persephone Bakery

Type: French cafe

Location: Jackson

Cafe Genevieve

Type: Home cooked classics

Location: Jackson

Shopping

Headwaters Gift Shop

Location: Headwaters Lodge at Flagg Ranch

Lee’s Tees

Location: Jackson

Mountain Dandy

Location: Jackson

Valley Bookstore

Location: Jackson

Mursell’s Sweet Shop

Location: Jackson

Museums

Sightseeing

Visit a Dude Ranch
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Mormon Row
Wyoming Stargazing
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How to Get to
Grand Teton National Park

here are several ways to travel to Grand Teton National Park. You can fly into Jackson Hole airport, and drive to the park from there. The airport offers flights from a few major airlines so you have a good chance of finding one that works for you. Idaho Falls also has an airport, about 90 miles west of the park, and Salt Lake City International Airport is 306 miles south.

If you are driving to the park from the Salt Lake City area, take I-15 north to ID-34 to US-89 N. From Denver, the 8-hr drive heads up I-25 to I-80, then to US-89 N into the park.

You can also travel to the park by renting an RV. Whether you rent an RV in your town and make the drive to Grand Teton National Park, or fly in to a city nearby and rent one, you’re sure to find an RV rental to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable.

There are several RV campgrounds in and near Grand Teton. Make sure they’re open at the time you want to visit, and make reservations in advance if that is an available option.

Entering Grand Teton National Park

There is a fee to enter the park. If you’re going to be visiting both Grand Teton and Yellowstone, you may want to consider purchasing an America the Beautiful pass instead of paying entrance fees to both parks. Also, if you have a fourth grader, be sure to apply for the

Every Kid in a Park Pass, which allows them and everyone in the vehicle with them free entrance into all national parks for the year. You can find out more about the program here.

Grand Teton National Park Private Vehicle : $35.0

7-day pass for private, non-commercial vehicles (15 passenger capacity or less) and all occupants.

Grand Teton National Park Motorcycle : $30.0

7-day pass for private, non-commercial motorcycle.

Grand Teton National Park Per Person : $20.0

7-day pass for one individual with no car (bicyclist, hiker, pedestrian). Youth 15 and under are admitted for free.

While the Grand Teton National Park often lives in the shadow of its more famous neighbor, it is a spectacular park in its own right and well worth a special trip. The awe-inspiring mountains, cool lakes, and bubbling streams and waterfalls make it a lovely vacation. We here at RVshare love helping people get out and enjoy the outdoors with their friends and family. Enjoying the natural beauty of this world creates special memories that bind you together for life, and RVingis a wonderful way to experience that. Whether you visit the park in an RV rental from us or on your own, we want to know about it! Share pictures and tips at memories@rvshare.com and be sure to tag us on social media. Your adventures could be featured on our blog or social media channels!