We didn’t spend as much time in the Grand Teton National Park, though next time around we will definitely expand our explorations of this spectacular area. We got to view the Tetons from many different turnouts and overlooks. Each one was well worth the stop. We also got to enjoy a float trip down the Snake River, as well as exploring the town of Jackson Hole.
Views of the Tetons – Albright View Turnout, Glacier View Turnout, Teton Point Turnout, Snake River Overlook, and Oxbow Bend. We stopped at each outlook and were rewarded every single time. The scenery is beyond description. My two favorite stops were Snake River Overlook and Oxbow Bend.
Moulton Barn, which is located in the Mormon Row area, is a sight to see against the backdrop of the Teton range. This is one of the most photographed barns in the world. We actually stopped at this spot twice, in the late afternoon and early morning. It was worth the trip both times and one of the many highlights of the trip.
Scenic Float Trip – we decided to enjoy the area by participating in a 13-mile float trip on the Snake River. The trip time was three hours total, including transportation to the river and back, and included a box lunch. Our river guide was quite knowledgeable and kept us entertained. The scenery from the river was so unique, we were glad we signed up. I never knew eagles nests were so large and seeing eagles flying overhead…spectacular. Next time we are planning to try White Water Rafting.
Jackson Hole, WY – while you’re in the area, don’t miss out on visiting this quaint town. Jackson Hole has amazing boardwalks and a Town Square that has elk antler arches, which is a site to behold. There are a lot of shops to visit, and so many options for dining that you are sure to find something you’ll enjoy. We got the chance to see an Elk Chandelier being assembled. My husband and I took a day to just visit this town, which was yet another of our highlights. When we return to the National Parks, we’re sure to visit Jackson Hole again.