The Grand Tetons National Park is located in northwestern Wyoming and it offers visitors a view of many different species of wildlife in additional to amazing mountain views. The Teton mountain range rises more than 7,000 feet above Jackson Hole valley and creates a backdrop that is awe inspiring and absolutely beautiful. The parks elevation ranges from 6400 feet on the valleys floor to an amazing almost 14,000 feet on the summit. The mountains are covered in forests and the Snake River makes its way through the valley.
During the winter, Jackson Hole is freezing and full of snow and bitter cold. The coldest temperature on record is 63F in the Grand Teton National Park and that is certainly too cold for most visitors to bear. When the weather is cold, but not too cold, visitors will appreciate the beautiful snow covered landscape that usually lasts from November through April. During the summer the weather is warm and plants and flowers cover the park.
There are more than 60 mammal species in the park, including six different types of game fish and 300 bird species. The American elk also calls the Grand Teton National Park home and is the most common of all the deer family found here. The elk can be seen during the summer time looking for food high in the mountains. During the winters most of the elk will descend to the floor of the valley or migrate to the National Elk Refuge.
Visitors will enjoy many different things in the Grand Teton National Park kayaking, climbing, camping, boating, hiking, and more. Not to mention the many photographic opportunities that exist for photographers in the park. Many visitors choose to explore the park by taking one of its many trails and this is a great way to experience the Tetons and get exercise, too.
The Park is headquartered at Teton Park Rd, Moose, Wy, 83012. Admission rates vary and can be seen at www.nps.gov/grte. There truly is no better vacation than one spent in the Grand Tetons National Park for the simple reason that the mountains are so spectacular and the wildlife unbelievable that you will create memories to last a lifetime. You truly can get in touch with nature when you visit the Grand Teton National Park so if you are heading to Wyoming it is a trip that is totally worthwhile.
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By Robert W. Benjamin
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