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5 May 2024
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Jackson Hole Travel Tips

Whether you're new to Jackson Hole and the surrounding areas or you've lived here your entire life, one thing is certain: you'll be blown away by the grandeur of Grand Teton National Park! GTNP is right in the backyard of Jackson Hole, just a short drive away from many of our properties. You'll want to ensure you spend at least one day exploring this vast, breathtaking national park during your stay in Jackson Hole, so we put together a few of our favorite spots to visit!

Insider Tip: May to October is the best time to visit as the snow can close some roads and hiking areas in the winter.

Here are a few of the must-see places in the Park when you come to visit!

Top 4 Must-See Places in Grand Teton National Park

Hidden Falls

One of the treasures of Grand Teton NP is the beautiful Hidden Falls. Located on the south end of Jenny Lake, it’s an easy hike for all almost all ages. If you would like a more scenic view of the surrounding mountain peaks, purchase your ticket on the Jenny Lake Shuttle across the lake to cut off at 2+ miles each way. Once you reach the Falls, add on a .5 mile hike to Inspiration Point for outstanding views.

Moulton Barns

They are the most highly photographed barns with the Teton’s for a backdrop and there’s something special about seeing that picturesque landscape in person. The Moulton Barns are part of the 6 original Mormon Row homesteads of the 1800s and were added to the National Register of Historic Places in the 1990s. 

The Wildlife

A trip to Grand Teton NP wouldn’t be complete until you see a herd of bison, a moose munching grass along the Snake River, elk, pronghorn, and maybe even a bear (just preferably not on your hike in the backcountry!). Wildlife is abundant and it would be wise to sit in on a ranger-led program on Bear and Wildlife Safety so that you can enjoy the Park while remembering that you are in the wild. There are also several outfitters that we work closely with that can provide up close and personal wildlife safaris that will blow your mind! 

Moose-Wilson Road

While not all of this road is in Grand Teton National Park, it’s still worth the drive heading south out of the Park. This is a winding (and sometimes bumpy) road among the trees. It’s especially beautiful in the fall when the aspen trees display their golden array and the snow-capped peaks rise above the trees. There’s no guarantee, but there are times where you can spot wildlife along and across the road. This road will also take you past 3 trailheads, Granite Canyon, Phelps Lakes, and Death Canyon trailheads, so stop and take a short hike. 

Looking to nab that perfect shot? Check out our blog on the 4 Most Iconic Spots To Photograph The Tetons and get your camera ready!

There’s so much to see in Grand Teton National Park! Plan your trip with the help of the National Park Service maps and the National Park Service website.