Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park incorporates the eponymous mountain range, which is one of the most beautiful mountain rangers in the U.S.A. Along with the mountain peaks of Grand Teton that soar to more than 4000 feet, one can see incredibly beautiful lakes, scenic valleys, forests and diverse flora and fauna. Grand Teton National Park spans an area of 130, 000 hectares, covering a 64 km long mountain range.
Grand Teton, which is connected to the Yellowstone National Park, have a protected area between them called John D. Rockefeller (Jr. Memorial Parkway). These three parks together form a spanning of 7.3 million hectares, which forms the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, which is one of the largest preserved ecosystems in the U.S.A. Indeed Grand Teton National Park bears the name of the eponymous mountain, which is the highest in North Wyoming.
It reaches a spectacular height of 4199 meters and is the second highest point in the state. The second highest peak in the park is Mount Owen (3940 m). Their sharp peaks stand majestically over the vast valley known as Jackson Hole.
Another peak in the protected zone is Mount Moran, reaching 1, 830 m, popular with climbers, with its uneasy transition to the highest point. Starting point for Mount Moran climbers is Leigh Lake, where canoeing is one of the favorite activities of visitors to the park.
The beautiful and varied scenery of Grand Teton National Park, is another attraction, bringing around 4 million visitors a year. There are many places where tourists can stay and one of the best is Jackson Lake Lodge on the shore of Lake Jackson.
Grand Teton National Park is a place that is forbidden to motor vehicles even in winter. The pristine nature of the area was inhabited as early as 12, 000 years ago, when the Indians settled along the coast of Jackson. Jackson Hole Valley was an important trade and travel crossroad many centuries ago.
Another historic route to follows the flow of Snake River, which flows out of Yellowstone and flows south to Lake Jackson in Grand Teton National Park.
The first to set foot in the feral land of the park were members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Along the southeastern border of the park is located the so called the southeastern border of the park is located and called. National elk refuge for American National Elk Refuge, where these protected animals spend the winter months. The Teton mountain range is considered the youngest of the system of the Rocky Mountains, having been formed between 6 and 9 million years ago.
The picturesque valley of Jackson Hole is located at 2100 meters altitude. Its length reaches about 90 km and has a width of between 9, 7 to 21 km. Its lowest point is near the southern boundary of the Grand Teton National Park (1940 m). Jackson Hole lies east of the mountain chain. The temperature in Grand Teton National Park varies, from +34 to - 43 degrees.
One of the most remarkable places in Grand Teton National Park is the beautiful Jenny Lake. It is popular among visitors to the park and it has well defined trails. The lake spans an area of 435 hectares, maximum depth is 79 meters. The water in the lake is crystal clear and free roaming Elk can be seen as well as swans wading about.