Grand Teton Park - Wyoming
Grand Teton National Park is a photographer’s paradise. The huge mountain range from which the Grand, Middle, and South Teton peaks rise, erupt from the valley floor. This is thanks to the lack of foothills before them, which results in a staggering landscape as the mountains dramatically peer over the plains. The broad valley beneath, called the Jackson Hole, is covered in Aspen Trees and fed by numerous mountain streams. This provides a popular residing place of the multitude of wildlife that inhabits Grand Teton, from American staples like Elk and Bison, to great giants such as Black and Grizzly Bears. The park is renowned throughout the United States for its impeccable hiking, with numerous trails revealing magnificent snow-capped peaks and crystal clear lakes around every corner. The giant Mt. Moran is one of the most imposing in the park, with mountain glaciers creeping down its sides. Jackson Lake provides one of the several epic views available, as the mountains reflect dreamily in the mirror-like, freezing water.
Where is it?
Grand Teton is in the west of the U.S State of Wyoming, just ten miles south of the world-renowned Yellowstone National Park. Wyoming itself is in the north-west corner of America.
What is it?
The National Park is spread over 310,000 acres, and encompasses the forty mile long Teton mountain range and the Jackson Hole valley. Its natural beauty makes it a hugely popular spot or mountaineering, hiking, fishing and photography.
Best time to visit?
The best time to visit is in July and August, when it's sunny and warm and much of the snow has melted. This means all the roads, trails, and visitor centres will be open, giving visitors the best opportunity to see all Grand Teton has to offer.
A trip alongside, or preferably down, the Snake River is a must, as this is a perfect opportunity to see the incredible wildlife of the Park. See magnificent moose and elk, stalk timid deer and marvel at the industry of beavers as they peacefully coexist alongside the beautiful riverside.