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National Park Spotlight: Grand Teton National Park

by Caitlin Lamb

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Dec 15, 2023

Grand Teton National Park is one of the most spectacular and breathtaking national parks in the country. With its dramatic mountain ranges, lush meadows, sparkling alpine lakes, and range of wildlife, it’s a natural paradise that has been captivating visitors since its creation in 1929.

The national park covers more than 310,000 acres or more than 485 square miles. With mountains towering more than 12,000 feet in elevation criss-crossing the park, that’s a lot of ground to cover. One of the best ways to visit the park is with Grand Teton packages from Utah Luxury Tours. Often paired with a trip to Yellowstone National Park, luxury group tours and private tours allow guests to hit the park’s highlights and lesser-known attractions alike with the help of an experienced guide.

Thinking about crossing Grand Teton National Park off your bucket list in 2024? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about this unique and beautiful national park.

Where is Grand Teton National Park?

Grand Teton National Park is located in Wyoming, near the border with Idaho. The popular town of Jackson, Wyoming is located at the southern entrance of Grand Teton, also called Moose Entrance. Most visitors making their way to the park pass through Jackson, and stay in the town’s many lodging options. 

Here, you’ll also find a small airport, shopping, grocery stores, and restaurants to enjoy during your visit. The Jackson Hole Airport has arguably the best views of any airport in the United States. You’ll enjoy a stunning aerial view of Grand Teton upon your arrival. When you book Grand Teton packages from Utah Luxury Tours, you’ll start your journey by flying into this unique airport.

The second and third nights of our luxury group tours to Grand Teton include downtime in Teton Village, a small town located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Jackson Hole. This picturesque little town has several dining and shopping options great for picking up a souvenir or two.

Grand Teton is located just 10 miles from Yellowstone National Park. With both national parks located so close together, our Grand Teton and Yellowstone private tours are able to pack in a lot of sightseeing and adventure, even on a shorter trip.

What is Grand Teton National Park Known For?

Grand Teton National Park’s most famous feature is its incredible mountain views. The snow-covered spine of the Teton mountain ranges is a feature in many photographs of this picturesque park. But within the park, you’ll find far more than just mountains.

One of the most popular attractions in the park is Jenny Lake. This large, pristine lake is known for its mirror-like surface that reflects the Teton Mountains in the distance. Lake tours offer spectacular views of those mountain ranges. 

Like many national parks, hiking is one of the best ways to explore the park. You’ll find a wide variety of trails to choose from, ranging from difficult climbs to easy, family-friendly walks.

The Snake River winds itself some 1,000 miles through four states and carves a path straight through the middle of Grand Teton National Park. A scenic float down this river offers a different view of the national park and a unique way to experience Grand Tetons.

One of the most famous views in the park is of the T.A. Moulton Barn. This historic barn was built in the early 1900s by two brothers who established a homestead on Mormon Row. The barn still remains today and is not only one of the most photographed spots in the park, but is the most photographed barn in the U.S. Whether you get to see it under a bright blue sky, surrounded by snow, or at sunset, it’s tough to get a bad photo at this iconic spot.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton Packages from Utah Luxury Tours

The best way to experience Grand Teton National Park is with Grand Teton packages from Utah Luxury Tours. Yellowstone and Grand Teton are among some of the most popular national parks in the country. During the summer and fall, both parks draw a crowd, which can make visiting them on busy days difficult. Additionally, with so much ground to cover, seeing everything that both parks have to offer can be tough, especially if it’s your first visit.

Grand Teton and Yellowstone private tours and small group scheduled tours are designed to allow guests to hit the highlights and enjoy a relaxing, stress-free getaway. All of the planning, coordinating, booking, and transportation is left up to our experienced staff. You’ll hit the highlights with the help of an experienced guide, who is not only there to get you from Point A to Point B, but also to answer questions and offer stories, histories, and plenty of suggestions along the way.

Ready to see for yourself what makes Grand Teton packages the best way to experience the park? Use our search feature to find the right tour for you and your family today!

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