Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton National Park dominates the landscape with its amazing rough, snow-capped peaks that suddenly rise out of the heavens. They spectacularly determine the view from a great distance, especially for those coming from the east, from Casper. It is one of the largest, virtually unaffected, ecosystems in the temperate part of the world. The Grand Teton is with 4600 meters the highest peak in this mountain ridge and is younger than the Rocky Mountains and therefore much sharper.
On the east side of Grand Tetons is Jackson Hole, a flat valley where you can find breathtaking lakes surrounded by thick forests. All kinds of large and small mammals live in the park, a few reptiles and amphibious animals, birds and fish.
The farms of Mormon Row at Grand Teton National Park in the United States are world famous. Mormon Row has become known for its photos of a traditional barn in front of the mountains of Grand Teton. Mormons wanted to build a life in the harsh climate. This failed, but many buildings are still there. They make a perfect scenario for amazing pictures. The most famous one is called "T.A. Moulton’s barn "and it is the most famous farm in the world.
How to get there
Mormon Row is not on Highway 89 but on a parallel road. However, the detour is small, around ten minutes. The sandy road with the houses and stables are not easy to find. It is a remote and partially closed road. Also not all GPS indicate the road. We advise you to ask it in the visitor center in Jackson Hole. In winter the access road is closed off by snow, but you can walk if there is not too much snow.
Jackson is a nice town in Grand Teton National Park and it has a "historic center". It much nicer than the typical American towns. It is a bit of an upmarket winter sports and artists place. So it is not very cheap but well worth a visit.
Best time to visit
The best time to travel to Grand Teton National Park is from June to September. In these months you will experience a mild or pleasant temperature and there is hardly any precipitation. The highest average temperature in Grand Teton National Park is 23 degrees Celsius (73.4 ° Fahrenheit) in July and the lowest is -6 ° C (21.2 ° F) in December. If you like skiing than December til February is the best time to visit. Click here for more detailed climate information in Jackson.
Where to stay
If you are not on a budget we recommend to stay at The Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa. This is a real boutique hotel, the whole experience is amazing from start to finish. You get the feeling of being in an English gentleman’s club. The restaurant could have scored a Michelin star, top-class food. On booking.com they get an average rating of 9.5.
If you are travelling on a budget please have a look at the map below