Sunday, October 7, 2012

Grand Teton National Park

One of my most favorite places in the world is Grand Teton National Park, just outside of Jackson, Wyo. The Tetons are majestic, towering above the valleys surrounding them in Idaho and Wyoming, and Jackson is always beautiful and fun to visit. While our latest trip there was rushed and kind of disappointing, we did manage to get a few pictures of some of the must-sees. I absolutely love this area in the fall.







Don't miss:
  • Jenny Lake: If you don't have time to hit any other spot in Grand Teton National Park, go here. It's an absolutely stunning mountain lake that's always peaceful and quiet. It's also one of my mom's favorite places, so I went here frequently as a kid and always think of her when I'm there.
  • Mormon Row: I had actually never heard of this place (which is odd, as I grew up 90 minutes away from here) until this trip, but it's this old settlement right at the base of the Tetons that includes the most photographed barn of the West (the one I included at the top of this post). Technically, it's not actually part of the park, but it's about a mile away.
Getting here:
From St. Anthony, Idaho, take Hwy 33 east to Jackson, Wyo., (over the Teton Pass). In Jackson, turn left on Broadway, then left on North Cache Street and follow that road to the park entrance. If you don't want to travel over the steep mountain pass -- which does close during the winter occasionally -- you can also take a longer route that's equally as scenic.

11 comments:

  1. Gosh...I so WISH that we would have visited these cool places when we lived in Idaho!

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  2. Thanks, Jacob! Grand Teton National Park is one of my very favorite places.

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  3. what a fun idea for a blog!!! i love seeing all of the beautiful pictures from your trips!!

    new follower :)

    www.thebechtholts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! I need to go on another trip so I can actually update it. :)

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  4. Beautiful views! I'm so impressed! : )

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  5. You guys have a Mormon Row up there? We've got a Mormon Lake here in Arizona. Looks like a beautiful place.

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  6. These are GORGEOUS photos! Such a pretty place. I really regret not visiting these places when we lived in Idaho!

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  7. Wow those pictures are absolutely gorgeous. That looks like such a nice time!

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  8. This place is incredible, makes me wanna fly straight there and relax. xx

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  9. I think this is the time/place for me to admit to my absolute and total obsession with old barns! This looks amazing and like a wonderful getaway!

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