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Sep 21

3 Day Guide to Grand Teton National Park

Historic Mormon RowGrand Teton National Park is a wonderful place to spend a few days, especially if you are on your way going to or coming from Yellowstone National Park.  It can also be a destination all by itself, but I think a lot of times it is overlooked by most visitors on their way to Yellowstone.  My wife and I have been there twice in our five years of marriage, and I had traveled through once before on a college road trip and I still have not seen all there is to offer in the Tetons, but I know Grand Teton National Park will definitely be a place we keep returning to, it is that special.Lake Shore Foot TrailThis three day guide to Grand Teton National Park is designed with families in mind and those that are traveling on a limited budget.  So no hot air balloon rides or tandem hang gliding.  If you are looking for information on that I am sure some fancy “budget” travel magazine or big box travel website can tell you all about those things.  This three day guide is geared more towards normal people looking for extraordinary experiences.Family PictureI have divided up each day into two categories, one for the serious vacationer and one for the more laid back approach.  What I mean by the serious vacationer is the person that is up before the sun looking to get the perfect lighting for that perfect picture.  The more laid back approach is leaving the cabin, tent, or hotel room around 9 in the morning.  This 3 day guide to Grand Teton National Park is solely based on our personal experiences in the park and the research we did to get ready for our trip.  It is also written as if you are staying in the town of Jackson or the Southern portion of the park.  Hope you enjoy and like always we wish you Happy Travels!!!

Serious Vacationer

Happy Laid Back Traveler

Day 1

  •   Before Sunrise head over to Schwabacher Landing and hike the trail for great photo opportunities and the chance to see a variety of wildlife.
  •   Head over to Jenny Lake and take the Jenny Lake Trail hike to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point and then continue on a way in Cascade Canyon until you feel it is time to head back. If you get there before 10 a.m. hike all the way to Lake Solitude it is 18.4 miles round trip or 14.4 miles if you take the Jenny Lake ferry.
  •   Finish you day with sunset at the Snake River Overlook
Day 1

 

Day 2

  •   Before Sunrise head over to Mormon Row in antelope flats for great photo opportunities and the chance to see a variety of wildlife.
  •   Sign up for a float trip for the midmorning or if you are up for a little bit more of an adventure go over the white water   portion of the Snake River.
  •   During the afternoon drive up to Colter Bay and take the Heron Pond and Swan Lake Trail which a 3 mile flat loop for scenic views and the chance to see wildlife.
  •   Finish the day seeing sunset from Oxbow Bend.
Day 2

  •   Start the day by driving up Signal Mountain Road for great views of the Teton National Park.
  •   Head over to Jenny Lake and take the ferry boat over for a hike to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point
  •   Finish your day off by driving the Grand Teton Park Road stopping at the turnouts and scenic overlooks and looking for wildlife.
Day 3 

  •   Start your day off at Moose-Wilson Road and take the hike to Phelps Lake Overlook on your way up to Death Canyon which is an 8 mile up and back hike.
  •   Head over to Teton Village to the top of Rendezvous Mountains and pick any one of the day trails there.
  •   Finish your day by heading over to the town of Jackson for a little rest and relaxation you have certainly earned it.
Day 3

  •   Start your day checking out Mormon Row probably one the most photographed spots in the Tetons.  It is also a good spot to see the resident buffalo heard and other animals.
  •   Then head over to Taggart Lake Loop for a little 4 mile loop trail which you can extend by heading over to Bradley Lake if you want.
  •   Finish your day by heading over to the town of Jackson for a little shopping and dining

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