Wyoming’s majestic Grand Teton National Park is truly one of the most rugged and scenic areas in the world. Located a short distance from Yellowstone, this park has arguably even more activities and sites than that park, offering its own unique atmosphere of unreal mountain ranges, rolling meadows, and rugged forest. Anyone moving through Wyoming in a camper rental would be highly advised to stop through for a stay in Grand Teton and experience this amazing land up close and personal. Should you make the right choice and spend some times in the Tetons, then make sure to get in these activities so that you can get the full experience.
If you’re looking for the perfect camping spot, then you’ve found it here. Jenny lake is 250 feet deep and has a reflective mirror surface that you’ve no doubt seen in many photos and postcards over the years. This is some amazing fishing, boating, and swimming territory, plus the hike around the seven mile lake is known as one of the most scenic in the world. The views alone from the lake are worth it, with a dead-on view of the Grand Teton mountain range. There’s no better place to set up your base of operations than at Jenny Lake.
Teton Park Road
One of the most scenic drives in the nation, this legendary drive takes in royal views of the mountain ranges that give the park its name, lets you get a good look at the Snake River and the valleys that surround it, and you’ll be very likely to spot some wildlife such as moose, elk, bison, or the grizzlies that roam these forests. This is a great way to really get a feel for the geography and beauty of this land and will help you appreciate it all the more during your stay.
This peak is so tall that it can be seen clearly all the way from Jackson Hole. Standing at over 13,000 feet, this is a unique peak that has been carved out of many years of glacial melts, winds, and rains. When you view the peak it may seem like it would be impossible to reach it without being a world class climber. The fact of the matter is that a long distance hike can get you there as well. The legendary Paintbrush Canyon trail allows you to ascend from a different angle and offers incredible views along the way. This is for experienced hikers and is definitely a tough, long distance trek, so bring along some gear and hiking foods in your camper rental.
Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center
For those who may not be interested in a massive hike undertaking, this incredible discovery center is for you. From here you can take a virtual climb of the mountain range. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of the ranges. You can also learn a lot about the history of the park and the range, its various ranger programs, and the early settlers’ history. There is a full documentary on the park which can be viewed, and there’s added bonuses like an indoor rock climbing wall and a topographic map of the park.
If you aren’t an experienced hiker, then this trail is highly recommended and allows you to get in the great views without the strenuous hike level. The total distance is three miles, and the elevation levels are much more forgiving than the other treks in the region. You will be awarded a look at Taggart Lake which is a sight to behold indeed, plus the rolling gorgeous meadows the area is known for, the lush forests, and views of the epic Teton ranges in the near distance.
Take A Boat Tour
The Snake River winds its way through the park, offering visitors the perfect chance to take a boat tour and experience the scenery. Since the river goes right through all the most desirable spots, this is a great way to take it all in without having to go on extensive hikes. Plus, the river itself is majestic and offers the opportunity to see a lot of wildlife coming to the shores for a drink or in an attempt to get a fish, so keep an eye out.
Grand Teton National Park is easily one of the top outdoor spaces in America, offering sweeping mountain views, colorful rolling meadows and pine forests, expansive skies, rivers and lakes, and a stunning array of wildlife. No trip through Wyoming is complete without a stop here, and any serious camper rental traveler will want to check this one off their list at some point in their journeys. Whether you want to kick back and enjoy the scenery or get out and do some tough and rewarding hiking, the Tetons offer an amazing experience for all.