Places to Visit: Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton National Park

Although Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, WY is a bit far from Park City, UT, it's sights and activities are so spectacular, the four-plus hour drive is well worth it. From Park City get on I-80 east towards Cheyenne. After about 55 miles, take the Front St. exit number five for Wyoming 89 North. You'll pass through parts of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming but stay the course of about 200 miles and make the trip to Grand Teton National Park and take in all the natural splendor of the Tetons. Read More

Just north of historic Jackson Hole, WY, Grand Teton National Park is one of America's most impressive national parks. With the jagged peaks of the Tetons as the backdrop, Grand Teton National Park is surrounded by plentiful open plains, the sweeping Snake River and abundant wildlife including, buffalo, elk and bear.

Every year, millions of visitors flock to Grand Teton National Park to take in the natural , rugged and most stunning environment. As if just looking at the massive Teton peaks isn't entertaining enough, outdoor enthusiasts will find a playful paradise in Grand Teton National Park. Hikers and climbers take on the Tetons, while floaters and fishermen can enjoy the sparkling water of the Snake River. In the summertime, the park is alive with wildflowers and fascinating afternoon rainstorms. Take a boat across scenic Jenny Lake or go boating on the enormous Jackson Lake. There is also plenty of opportunity for horseback riding and picnicking.

In the winter Grand Teton National Park gets some of the best snow in the west, the quality of which is only matched by the technical challenge of the terrain. Accomplished skiers will never run out of places for backcountry skiing. There are also opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

Whether you visit in the summer or the winter, seeing Grand Teton National Park in all of its untouched beauty is the opportunity of a lifetime.