Since it is a mere ten miles from Yellowstone National Park, many people consider Grand Teton National Park to be something of a sideshow. But upon closer inspection, RV visitors realize there is so much more to the truly majestic landscape of Grand Teton National Park. The first thing you'll notice is the jaw-dropping views of the snow-capped Grand Teton Mountains, soaring above at 7,000 feet tall. These peaks are actually the youngest of the Rockys, but their rugged beauty is truly worth the trip all on their own.
Grand Teton National Park offers an abundance of other Kodak moments as RVers soak in a mixture of grassy plains, flowing rivers, and thick forests. Grand Teton is one of the last true wilderness areas in the United States. Today’s ecosystem is almost exactly the same as it was some 11,000 years ago when the mysterious Paleo-Indians used the area as a seasonal hunting ground. The area is home to over 300 kinds of birds and 1,000 plant species. Furthermore, scientists believe some of the rock formations are almost three billion years old.
There are seemingly endless opportunities for RV visitors to become one with the great outdoors in this grandiose natural setting. A great place to start is by taking the Jenny Lake Scenic Drive where you can soak in sweeping mountain views and stop by a glacier lake. If you want to enjoy a leisurely boat ride, you can take a breakfast or dinner cruise on Jackson Lake. Wildlife viewing is a popular activity in this western oasis where you can easily spot roaming bison, moose, elk, and pronghorn. Experienced climbers and mountaineers will get a thrill by taking on the challenge of the Teton Range. Other outdoor adventures at Grand Teton include horseback riding, hiking, fishing, boating, and rafting. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are popular in the winter.
Beginning around 1920, environmentalists like John D. Rockefeller fought long and hard to preserve the Grand Tetons for future generations. The moment you pull your motorhome into the park, you’ll see why.