Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton National Park
Tel: 307 739 3300
Concierge.com's insider take:
The Teton Range is a 40-mile mountain chain that defines the sturdy beauty of the state. The jagged peaks—which are still growing about an inch every hundred years—rise dramatically into the vast panorama of Wyoming sky. The tallest is 13,770-foot Grand Teton. Binocular hounds get dizzy picking out wildlife: The park teems with elk, moose, bison, black bear, and grizzlies. There are also some 300 species of birds, including bald eagles and peregrine falcons. During the warm months, activities include hiking, walking, fishing, climbing, boating, and biking; winter pursuits range from cross-country skiing to snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The closest entrance to the park is just a 20-minute drive from downtown Jackson. The park's website has more information and detailed maps.