One of the most fabulous parks in the National Park System is Grand Teton National Park located just south of Yellowstone Park in northwestern Wyoming. The origin of the name of the park is just as interesting as the park itself. The mountain range was mistakenly named by a French trapper who felt that some hills in the area of Arco, Idaho were reminiscent of the female anatomy and thus the word Tetons which is French for nipples was given to those hills. Years after that the name was incorrectly given to the mountains now within The Grand Teton National Park on a map!
Grand Teton National Park is considered one of the most picturesque and beautiful areas in the western United States. Visitors come from all over the country and the world for all the activities the park has to offer. While in Teton you can enjoy activities such as camping, biking, climbing, fishing, cross country snow skiing, horseback riding and hiking.
Within its 484 mile area is 200 miles of perfect hiking trails encompassing all level of hiking skill. No matter how serious or casual a hiker you may be, there is a trail within the park just for you. And, all along those trails are fabulous examples of flora and wildlife that will amaze and astound you. There are over 1,000 species of plants within the park and you could see everything from coyotes and moose to red squirrels and black bear.
Rising up straight out of the earth’s floor at Jackson Hole Wyoming, the Grand Tetons display an impressive vista that have been photographed and painted by some of the world’s most renowned artists. And, with good reason as Grand Teton National Park offers some of the most resplendent and lush scenery anywhere in America. It’s no surprise it would inspire those of an artistic constitution to be inspired by its beauty. Of course you don’t have to be an artist to be inspired to try out a little hiking, biking camping or alpining in Grand Teton. Let’s not forget the skiing. Some of the best back country and free skiing in North America can be had in Grand Teton National Park.
There are so many reasons to visit the Grand Teton National park. Truly there is something for every one of all ages to do in and around the Tetons. You will find ample choices of lodging, restaurants and interesting shops to explore surrounding the area as well. This is definitely one of the finest parks in the United States.