Grand Teton National Park

Park Address: 103 Headquarters Loop, Moose, WY 83012

Latitude and Longitude GPS: 43.7904° N, 110.6818° W

Park Hours: 24 Hours

Park Fees: $35 per vehicle, $30 per motorcycle or $20 per person.


Year Established as a National Park: February 26, 1929

Park Size: 310,000 acres, 485 square miles

Weather Summary: The best time to visit is the beginning of May.

Hiking Trails and Overlooks: Jenny Lake Loop, Inspiration Point, Phelps Lake Trail, Taggart Lake, Paintbrush Canyon Trail Paintbrush Divide, Death Canyon Trail, Hermitage Point Trail.

Glaciers in the Park: 11 active glaciers in Grand Teton National Park. Here are the following - Teton, Middle Teton, Teepee, Schoolroom, Petersen, Falling Ice, Skillet, and East, Middle, and West Triple glaciers.

Mountains in the Park: Mount Moron, Teton Range, Signal Mountain, Teewinout Mountain, Mount Owen, Middle Teton, South Teton.

Oceans, Rivers and Lakes: Snake River, Splading Falls, Cascade Creek.

Animals Native to Park: Moose, Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, Wolves, Dall Sheep, Caribou, Arctic Ground Squirrels, Red Squirrels, Foxes, Marmots, Polar Bear, Glacier Bears

Interesting Facts About Grand Teton National Park: Grand Teton National Park was established in 1929 and then again in 1950. In 1929, President Calvin Coolidge went against enormous public opposition and approved the original 96,000-acre park, which encompassed the Teton Range and six glacial lakes. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the 210,000-acre Jackson Hole National Monument to protect the remaining federal lands on the valley floor. In 1950, President Harry S. Truman and Congress merged the monument, the national park and a 35,000-acre donation from John D. Rockefeller to create the 310,000-acre Grand Teton National Park we visit today.