Teton Range


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Teton Range,

part of the Rocky Mts., NW Wyo. and SE Idaho, just S of Yellowstone National Park. The highest peaks are within Grand Teton National Park, with Grand Teton (13,747 ft/4,190 m) the highest peak in the range. Teton Pass (8,431 ft/2,570 m) and Phillips Pass (10,700 ft/3,261 m) are just south of the park. The Teton Range includes part of Targhee National Forest, and it is also a source for the Teton River. The first recorded person to see (c.1807) the range is American fur trapper John Colter, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Fur trappers, traders, and mountain menmountain men,
fur trappers and traders in the Rocky Mts. during the 1820s and 30s. Their activities opened that region of the United States to general knowledge. Since the days of French domination there had been expeditions to the upper Missouri River, and in the early 19th
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 followed suit to frequent the range in the first half of the 19th cent.

Teton Range

a mountain range in the N central US, mainly in NW Wyoming. Highest peak: Grand Teton, 4196 m (13 766 ft.)
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Signal Mountain Trail (10 miles) follows an unplowed road to the 7,593-foot summit of Signal Mountain, from which skiers have an excellent view of the Teton Range and Jackson Hole.
Park includes most of the Teton Range and part of Jackson Hole Valley.
Dawn had broken clear and cold, and the jagged peaks of the Teton Range cut into the deep blue sky like flint spearheads.
But behind it all, there is the magnificently ever-present breadth and height of the Teton Range, its snowfields and cracked glaciers glistening in the sun.
The only way into the rugged canyons of the Teton Range itself is on foot (see "On the Trail," page 28), but the rewards of these steep, moderately difficult hikes are well worth the effort.
Perched high on the western wall of the Teton Range just across the eastern Idaho state line in Wyoming, Grand Targhee sits at the narrow end of what amounts to a geographic funnel.
To put it in perspective, one subrange of the Sierra, the Great Western Divide in Sequoia National Park's backcountry, is comparable in size--and, some say, grandeur--to Wyoming's Teton Range. The Sierra's length encompasses 18 counties, 9 national forests, 3 national parks, and 3.4 million acres of wilderness.
A 1.5-kilometer loop, Lodgepole Trail is an easy intermediate route that gives a panorama of the whole Teton Range. Weekends, lessons are available ($7.50).