we are first time visitors to the park and would like recommendations for the best location of hotel for a family of 5.
are the crowds at GTNP as bad as Yellowstone?
Staying at Lake Jackson Lodge...what's the best meal.
What trails do you recommend around the lizard creek, signal mountain and gros ventre areas?
How is the road condition on Moose Wilson Road from Jenny Lake to Jackson Tram. What would be the drive time? I read the road can get congested. Thank you.
How long should it take to hike up to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point, and return back to the boat? Thanks!
We will be staying at Fishing Bridge a few days then coming down to the Virginian in Jackson Hole. We will have a 40' RV and car. Will we be able to do most of our sightseeing in the Grand Tetons on our way through or should we park the RV and go back up with the car?
Also looking for good places to eat on the way down and in Jackson Hole and in Cody (we will be staying there a night)
I am presently organizing a motorcoach trip to Wyoming in the spring, including Teton NP.Since this is primarily a group of senior citizens, hiking and other physical activities will not be attempted. Tough question but approximately what would be the time required to see the park and to stop at those places to photo or visit. Thanks for any help
You mention that it is hot, etc in Jackson and that you visited when the Parks were very busy. You posted the pics in Oct and Nov. When did you actually vist?
(To try and place the landscape in time)
Still deciding if we should spend one or two full days at Grand Teton.
Here's my potential 1 day itinerary:
menors ferry historic district
jenny lake scenic drive
cascade canyon trail (take shuttle boat)
signal mountain summit road
Should we break it into two days? Or are we missing something we must do in grand teton? Any recommendations? Thanks!
This will be in mid August
My family visited this area including Yellowstone in 1948. We were driving our own car.
I'm going back again in June 2010 to Yellowstone. My daughter and her family flew into Jackson Hole and rented a car, drove through Grand Teton to Yellowstone and then went to the Black Hills and Montana and went home from there. But not only is it much more expensive to fly into and out of diffeent aiports and to rent a car one way, but I don't want to do that much driving. So I'm flying into West Yellowstone and renting a car and visiting Yellowstone from there.
I would like to pay a quick visit to the Grand Teton Visitor's Center to get my National Park Passport booklet stamped. Can I do this from West Yellowstone without driving too far? I have been unable to figure out just where the Visito's Ceneters are.
Hi, I'm planning to visit grand Teton and Yellowstone in fall 2009.
1)What is the best time for fall color viewing in that area?
I was thinking sept 25-30 2009. Is it going to be very touristy?
2)we are planning to fly from newark,NJ to Saltlake city. Is this the best airport for this trip?
3)how is the drive from Saltlake to Grand teton. Any suggestions.
4)We are planning to spend 2 days in teton and 2 days in YNP. Any suggestion on the itinerary.
5) Any must see location ? :)
I have been to Montana and I enjoyed a lot. I hope Wyoming will be equally beautiful.
Thanks everyone in advance
We will be passing through the Grand Tetons on our way to YNP. We are leaving Jackson Hole airport around 2:30 PM and would like to reach YNP before dark. So I guess we can spend a couple of hours in the GT. Is there anything we can do / see in that time frame? We are interested in wild life viewing / photographing the scenery.
I'm planning on coming out and hiking the Teton Crest from Teton Villiage, up past Lake Marion via the tram, and on to Lake Jenny beginning on July 20. I have a few questions I'm hoping hikers experienced in the area can help me with.
- I wasn't able to get reservations. Any experience on being able to walk up and make this trip?
- Snow cover. I know it can take a while for some of the higher elevations to melt. Any idea what I can expect this year?
- Temperature. Most nights will be spent in the 8-9k foot range. What should I expect in terms of temperatures?
I had someone give me a great tip regarding drivng along "Old Rockefeller" property...(backroad, i am assuming)...as a great place to see wildlife in Grand Teton NP...does anyone know how to tell me to get to this property/road?..Thanks,
We will be traveling with 4 children 11,10,7, and 2 from YNP down to Grand Teton NP...any advice on what to see and what to try and do with 4 children...would like to TRY to do a little hiking, but also want to get the most out of our visit with them as this will likely be the only time we are all out that way together...memorable sites/experienes would be great..Thanks,
My wife and I will arrive in Jackson Hole airport at 3 pm this Friday. The plan is to drive to Teton, stay in a campground for 2 nights, then move to Yellowstone for 6 days.
I was told by park workers that they always have sites available in campgrounds
Friday: I guess it will be too late to do/see anything, right or wrong? Are there any places that are spectacular in the sunset or where animals come out to drink at night?
Saturday: What is the absolutely best way to spend a day in Teton? We are fit and like to hike but open to any activity.
Are there places to buy food/supplies (store, not restaurant)?
What car is better to rent? Does it make sense to get a convertible or an SUV?
We r planning to fly to Salt Lake city and then drive to Grand Teton spend two days there and then drive to Yellowstone and spend 3 days there. Can anybody guide for the cheap accomadation for 4 adults.....We r ready to stay within 50 miles radius......Since Yellowstone is very big. Do you think in order to see whole park we will have to change lodging? and i hope 3 days are ok for it..one last question how much snow i can expect on Grand Teton Mountains.....any suggesations related to lodging or anything to make our trip worth would be great .....Thanks in Advance
The website states that the Chapel was donated in 2002 in memory of Sept. 11 victims. hasn't the Chapel been there longer than that? Where can I find the history of the Chapel. Thanks,
Myself and two of my friends are intending to hike the Teton Crest Trail in August. We were hoping to park the car at the end (String Lake TH) and somehow getting a ride to the beginning (hwy 22 and Phillips Canyon Trail). Well. The question is. Is there any way that people typically do this? (public transportation/hitchhiking/etc...)
We're driving up from Salt Lake City, staying 3 nights in Jackson Hole, then driving up to West Yellowstone and staying 4 nights. Since we're going so early, the usual summer activities won't be available. Any other recommendations aside from hiking, which we will be doing. Never have been to either the Grand Teton National Park or Yellowstone. What in particular re: Grand Teton do you recommend not to miss?? We are in our mid-40's, two couples traveling together so while the Million Dollar Cowboy bar sounds fun, we don't particularly want to hang there every night. Other suggestions?
The National Park site mentions the absolute need to carry Bear Spray. Any suggestions/ comments?
Does anyone have any info regarding a possible route westward from Lower Saddle to the Teton Crest Trail, perhaps descending into the Dartmouth Cirque via Dartmouth Couloir on the West face of the Grand then proceeding west to gain the Teton Crest Trail? I'll be attempting an ascent of the Grand via Upper Exum, then descend to Lower Saddle and hoping to proceed west (either directly or indirectly) to the Teton Crest Trail. Is this pure folly? Any help would be most gratefully received, and if you're in the area on the night of Aug 5th, come to Snake River Brewing and I'll buy you a beer. Thanks in advance! -figgs Kalamazoo, MI
Does any one know if Hwy 191 thru Grand Teton is open in early May?