There are many scenic drives in and around Jackson Hole, each offering unique opportunities for wildlife viewing. One of the most popular is the Moose-Wilson Road. Starting at the entrance to Grand Teton National Park, just past Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, this narrow road runs eight miles to the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center in Moose, WY. Lined with chokecherry and hawthorn bushes, the Moose-Wilson Road snakes through hillsides and wetlands, where you'll often see beavers working furiously on their dens and blue herons standing in the shallows. Highlights along the drive include access to Granite Canyon, Phelps Lakes and Death Canyon trail heads, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center and a moose habitat overlook.
There is a park entrance at the east end of the Moose-Wilson Road, for which you will need a park pass. If you enter from Moose, however, you will not need one. This road is subject to closures due to grizzly bear activity and weather, so be sure to check its status before planning your trip. Enjoy some of our photos below from our last trip on the Moose-Wilson Road.