Grand Teton National Park


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Grand Teton National Park

(tētŏn`, tē`tŏn), 309,993 acres (125,503 hectares), NW Wyo.; est. 1929. The park, which includes Jackson Lake and part of Jackson Hole, embraces the most scenic portion of the glaciated, snow-covered Teton Range; Grand Teton (13,766 ft/4,196 m) is the highest peak. The Snake River flows through the park, which is dotted with small lakes and has several glaciers, forests, and a great variety of wildlife. Hiking, floating down the Snake on rafts, camping, and mountain climbing are popular activities in the park. Fur trapping thrived until the 1840s. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Grand Teton National Park

Address:Teton Park Rd
PO Drawer 170
Moose, WY 83012

Phone:307-739-3300
Fax:307-739-3438
Web: www.nps.gov/grte/
Size: 309,995 acres.
Established: Established on February 26, 1929.
Location:In northwestern Wyoming, just north of Jackson and south of Yellowstone National Park. Accesible via US 26/287 from the east, US 26/89 or 191 from the south, and US 89 or 191/287 from the north.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, lodging, groceries, restaurant/snacks, boat rental, boat ramp, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, swimming, boating, fishing, wildlife viewing, auto touring, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, guided tours, educational programs.
Special Features:The most impressive part of the Teton Range, this series of blue-gray peaks rising more than a mile above the sagebrush flats and pristine lakes was once a noted landmark for Indians and "mountain men." The park includes part of Jackson Hole, winter feeding ground of the largest American elk herd.

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In Jackson Hole, I spent a couple of nights at the Best Western Inn - very handy for the aerial tram and the south entrance to the Grand Teton National Park - and two nights in the superb Spring Creek ranch.
I thought he was kind of loony to be considering it, to be frank, until I saw the suit in action," recalls Steve Cain, the senior wildlife biologist for Grand Teton National Park.
Teton county, home of Grand Teton National Park and about one hour south of Yellowstone National Park, houses 13,000 residents, and during the summer-tourist season, 30,000.
In Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park, magnificent snow-covered mountains rise high above the valley of Jackson Hole, reaching an elevation of nearly 4,300 meters.
If you're looking to customize your adventure experience, Jackson Hole, Wyoming (800-443-6931), just 60 miles from Yellow-stone and five minutes from Grand Teton National Park, specializes in getaways tailored to your personal sense of adventure.
And few who have seen the stately wapiti elk of Grand Teton National Park during their fall migration would want to visit Teton at any other time, even if that means having the kids play hooky for a week or two.
Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park will unveil their programs later this year.
It's time to venture into Grand Teton National Park to see some fruits of the ongoing $ 19 million Jenny Lake Renewal Project.
The other package contained a copy of all the letters that newlyweds Nan and Dick Beckman wrote to their parents from Grand Teton National Park when Dick had a ranger job there in the summer of 1957.
The two giant mountains that make up the ski area jut out of the Teton range in Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest, a vast alpine expanse that is home to tens of thousands of elk, moose, and at least a dozen identified wolf packs in recent years.
Ramadan 14, 1435, Jul 11, 2014, SPA -- Eight people were hospitalized after a tour bus crashed on a highway in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, UPI reported.