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Grand Teton National Park, WY: A Short Travel Guide

Grand Teton National Park is located in the northwest of Wyoming, just south of Yellowstone National Park. Home to a rich array of wildlife, pristine lakes, lush meadows, and the iconic mountain range that gives the park its name, Grand Teton is an outstanding natural beauty. There is something for everyone here, whether you’re an adventurous traveler, a family, or a photographer. In this travel guide, we share some amazing things to do in Grand Teton as well as great places to stay and camp, and travel tips.

Grand Teton Willow Flats bisons
Grand Teton Willow Flats


Check out our video about Grand Teton National Park to see the best things to do through our camera!

Best Things To Do In Grand Teton National Park

Mormon Row Historic District Grand Teton National park
Mormon Row Historic District

Places To Stay In & Around Grand Teton

  • Hotel in West Yellowstone - Crosswinds Inn: is located just a few minutes from the West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. This budget hotel offers comfortable rooms, equipped with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, mini-fridges, Wi-Fi access, and private bathrooms.

  • Hotel in Jackson - Flat Creek Inn: is situated in Jackson, Wyoming, providing easy access to the natural beauty of both Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and equipped with basic amenities like TVs, coffee makers, and private bathrooms.

  • Book a campground inside the park: our recommended campgrounds include Colter Bay Campground and Signal Mountain Campground. Check availability and book in advance!

Taggart Lake Grand Teton
Taggart Lake

Travel Tips for Grand Teton National Park

1. Visit in July, Augus, or September if you want to hike more trails

As we visited at the beginning of June, many of the high elevation trails were still covered in snow. So visit in July, August or September if you want to hike more trails. If we had the chance, we would have hiked to the gorgeous Surprise, Amphitheater, and Delta Lakes.

2. Bring warm & waterproof clothing

The weather is very unpredictable in the mountains and the evenings can get especially cold. Bring warm and waterproof clothing, especially when hiking and camping.

3. Carry bug & bear spray

There are lots of mosquitoes during warmer months, so bring enough bug spray. Also, make sure to carry bear spray when hiking, because (grizzly) bears frequent many of the popular hiking areas.

4. Combine your visit with nearby Yellowstone National Park

When visiting Grand Teton, you may also want to visit the nearby Yellowstone National Park as well. If you do, make sure to check out our full Yellowstone video as well as our short Yellowstone travel guide.

grizzly bears grand teton national park
grizzly bears

Map Grand Teton National Park

Find all the places to go and stay in and around Grand Teton National Park on Google Maps. To follow and save the list, do the following:

  1. Tap on the link to open it (click button below)

  2. Tap Follow. This list will now be added to the group of lists you follow.

  3. Optional: To unfollow a list someone shared with you, tap the list Saved.

If you follow the list we made, all our saved places of Grand Teton National Park will show up in Your Places. The places will also appear as suggested locations in Google Maps.

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