What are the top things to do in Grand Teton National Park?
While there are many must-see experiences in Grand Teton National Park, below are our top five picks for park-goers:
Grand Teton National Park features 200 miles of trails at various skill levels and multiple different types of terrain, offering outdoor enthusiasts some of the most beautiful hiking adventures in the United States. Many visitors like to begin their visit with a hike around Jenny Lake. There are several options including a 7.5-mile trek from the Jenny Lake Trailhead to various gorgeous vantage points, such as Symmetry Spire and Cascade Canyon, and back again. Or you can take a 1.5-mile hike to Hidden Falls, which is one of the most popular attractions in the park. For more information on waterfalls in and around Grand Teton National Park, check out our top waterfalls blog post.
2. Water Activities on Jenny Lake & Jackson Lake
Jenny Lake and Jackson Lake offer a world of recreation options from boating to water-skiing, to tubing and fishing. Jenny Lake is a 10 horsepower maximum, but Jackson Lake is open for water-skiing and tubing.
3. Whitewater Rafting & Scenic Floats
Your visit to Grand Teton National Park will not feel complete without a rafting trip along the Snake River. Enjoy the stunning mountain views and wildlife during a 10-mile scenic float, where your knowledgeable guide will help you to gain an understanding of the park's unique ecosystem and wildlife. Kick things up a notch with a whitewater adventure along Snake River's more intense rapids. Click here to book your Snake River adventure.
4. Wildlife Tours
One of the more fascinating experiences in Grand Teton National Park is observing the diverse regional wildlife in their natural habitats. For the most rewarding experience, we recommend joining a wildlife tour operated by one of Jackson Hole's local outfitters. These park experts are well-versed in the top spots for wildlife viewing throughout Grand Teton, such as Oxbow Bend, where you are likely to spot river otters, ospreys, eagles, moose and Jackson Hole's signature elk. Click here to view a full list of available wildlife tours in Grand Teton National Park.
5. ATV Tours
Expand your exploration of Grand Teton National Park by joining an ATV or UTV tour led by local outfitter, Scenic Safaris. Full-day and half-day excursions are available, taking riders to otherwise unreachable sections of the park for one-of-a-kind opportunities to spot local wildlife and admire the surrounding vistas. Interested in cruising through Grand Teton National Park at your own pace? Scenic Safaris' ATVs are available to rent for as little as two hours or as long as two full days. Click here to book your ATV or side-by-side adventure.