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Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park was created in 1929 to protect the Teton Mountain Range — which runs down the west edge of the valley — and the glacial lakes at its base.
Additional acreage, donated by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1950, added part of the Jackson Hole valley floor bringing the total park size to 310,000 acres.
Grand Teton National park is part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Its north edge is just under 7 miles from the south edge of Yellowstone National Park with the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway connecting them. The park is named for Grand Teton, the tallest mountain in the 40-mile Teton Range.
We spent a couple days in Grand Teton NP in early August after visiting Yellowstone NP.
Although the weather was not ideal I managed to get some shots of the Teton Mountain Range, a couple of shots of Mormon Row, some bison and an nearly hidden moose.
Grand Teton NP Pictures
Teton Mountain Range
The above panorama was shot at the Willow Flats Overlook on US Highway 89. Elk Island in Jackson Lake is on the left.