A Drive Through Grand Teton National Park [Photos]

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In honor of National Public Lands Day this past weekend I was inspired to finally go through my pictures from my my first trip to Grand Teton National Park in August. I was visiting friends for a long weekend and at the last minute we decided to drive across Wyoming to see the Tetons.

The led to a mad dash around Jackson to find lodging, but we did and the next morning we set out for the park. In an ideal world we would have had time to at least hit one hiking trail or rent a bike, but since we faced a 6+ hour drive home that day we contented ourselves with just driving through part of the park.

Grand Teton National Park

And it didn’t disappoint. We drove south to north, if you have flexibility I would go north to south or at least start at the Moran entrance — many of the one way roads are oriented that way and it will save backtracking.

Jackson Lake, Moran Entrance, Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Lake, Moran Entrance, Grand Teton National Park

Also, you’ll be on the side closest to the mountains.

Grand Teton National Park Jackson Lake Jackson

Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park Wyoming admission

Grand Teton National Park The Potholes Sign

The Potholes in Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park The Potholes

View of the Potholes from the ground

And if you can afford it and don’t care about being in downtown Jackson, definitely try to get a hotel room in the park for at least one night to maximize your time amidst the scenery.

Regardless of whether you can stay overnight or are going south-north or north-south, it’s beautiful. And the visitors center on the south end is also worth a stop!

The Grand Teton admission fee is $30 per vehicle for a 7 day pass, for $60 you can get an annual pass and for $80 you can get an annual pass good for various parks across the country.

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  1. asar

    September 28, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    one of your photos is rotated.

    • Keri Anderson

      September 28, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Thank you for the head’s up! No idea why it keeps doing that 🙁

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