Grand Teton National Park is seriously one of my favorite places on earth. It’s so incredibly beautiful, and there are so many amazing hikes! Here are a few suggestions for things to do while you’re there. Click on any of the pictures or titles to read more information about each!
What to Do
The Loop Road is a great way to get a feel for the park. It’s not huge, but there is a lot to see, so driving the loop on your first day will help get you situated so that you can plan your time accordingly!
This turnout off the Loop Road was one of our favorite spots! We got so many beautiful photographs here – make sure you come first thing in the morning, and you’ll get a perfect reflection on the lake before the water gets choppy!
This hike was unbelievable! We chose to go all the way to Lake Solitude, which is about 14 miles roundtrip, but you can go as far into the canyon as you feel like and still get amazing views the entire time, even if you don’t want to do such a long hike to the lake. Take the shuttle boat across Jenny Lake to cut a couple miles off too!
The barns on Mormon Row are famous for photographers. It’s a little out of the way, but worth the views if you have some extra time!
This hike is one of my absolute favorites! It’s ten miles round-trip and has some incredible views (that’s Grand Teton behind us in the photo!). My advice is to get an early start, because the trail switchbacks up through open meadows, and it can get pretty hot later in the day! Spectacular views of Taggart and Bradley lakes most of the way. Put this one on your list!
Jackson Hole is only about a half hour south of Grand Teton National Park. We needed a rest day after our long hike through Cascade Canyon, so we took a day to head down there and explore. The tram to the top of the mountain runs year round, so we went up and had some hot chocolate at 10,000 feet! We enjoyed seeing the resort in the summer and are already trying to figure out when we can come back to ski!