Grand Teton Mountains in Wyoming

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Teton Mountains

The Teton Mountains are not only impressive due to their drastic rise directly from the valley floor, but also in their accessibility and the views their summits offer.

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  • The Teton Mountains are unique because they have no foothills.
  • The Teton Mountains are open year-round, offering skiing in the winter and hiking, backcountry adventures and mountain climbing in the summer.
  • There is a multitude of hiking trails ranging from .5 mile to over 35 miles in length.

The peaks of the Teton Mountain Range are regal and imposing as they make one of the boldest geologic statements in the Rockies. With no foothills to suggest their presence, they rise through steep conifer forests into alpine meadows strewn with wildflowers, past blue and white glaciers to naked granite pinnacles.

The Grand, Middle, and South Tetons form the heart of the range. However, their neighbors, especially Mount Owen, Teewinot Mountain, and Mount Moran, are no less spectacular.

The Teton Mountain Range, or the Grand Tetons as they are often called, forms the western side of the geological region known as Jackson Hole. By traveling a mere four miles north of the town of Jackson, Wyoming, you will be awe struck by the immense size and height of this natural wonder.

The Teton Mountain Range is open year-round but much of the park is inaccessible during the winter. Two ski resorts are nearby – one on the western slopes (Grand Targhee) and one on the eastern slopes (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort).

The winter brings cross country skiers, snowshoers, photographers, and mountaineers to the Teton Mountains.

During the summer, the area is known for its many hiking trails and backpacking opportunities. Before starting out on any hiking adventure, we recommend that you consult with a Visitor Center Park Ranger.