Why should I drive the Rockefeller Parkway?
- History: In 1972 Congress designated this section of land to be dedicated to conservationist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
- Flagg Ranch: Headwaters Lodge and Cabins at Flagg Ranch offer lodging and camping, as well as many guided activities including horseback rides, scenic rafting, fishing, park tours, and snowmobiling. There is also a nice restaurant and bar on site.
- Snowmobiling: A number of snowmobiling outfitters begin tours here and head into Yellowstone National Park.
- Huckleberry Hot Springs: Access these very primitive hot springs either via hiking trail or cross country ski trail.
- Grassy Lake Road: This unique dirt road bypasses the northern edge of the Teton Mountain Range and ends near Ashton, Idaho. Open during the summer months and recommended for high clearance vehicles only.
Where does it begin and end?
The Rockefeller Parkway begins at the northern edge of Jackson Lake and ends at the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park. From the Grand Teton Park Road, it's a natural road to follow if you are continuing your journey into Yellowstone National Park. Note that Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and the Rockefeller Parkway all share the same entrance pass.
How long does it take to drive?
The John D. Rockefeller Parkway Road is only 7 miles long and takes 10-15 minutes to drive.