Wildlife that it is common to see: Pronghorn, Bison, elk, mule deer, moose, coyote, short-tailed weasel, long-tailed weasel, American badger, striped skunk, black bear, grizzly bear, bats, American pika, snowshoe hare, chipmunk, squirrel, gopher, American beaver, mouse, woodrat, vole, muskrat, porcupine, shrew
Teton Park Road follows the base of the Teton Range from Moose to Jackson Lake Junction. Extensive sagebrush flats are interspersed with stands of lodgepole pines and aspens. Pronghorn gather in small groups where they browse on sagebrush. Black bears cross between forests and plains. At dawn and dusk look for elk grazing on grasses on the forest edge.
The Moose Junction Area in Grand Teton National Park includes places of interest such as the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, Dornan's Chuckwagon and the Moose-Wilson Road. Moose Junction, which is the junction of highway 89 and the Teton Park Road, is located about 8 miles north of the South Park Boundary on highway 89, and it's definitely a place to take some time discovering and enjoying. One the best things about the Moose Junction Area in Grand Teton National Park is the fact that there are a lot of moose in the area. Keep an eye out for them because they really love the Moose Junction Area (thus the name MOOSE junction) and can show up anywhere along the road. It includes Dornan's Chuckwagon ~ Just about a hundred yards up the road from the Craig Thomas Visitor Center (northwest) is the popular Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park. This narrow road works its way through some fantastic moose and black bear habitat, and the scenery is wonderful. So if you like to see moose, black bears, beavers, and grizzly bears, this is definitely a road to consider taking. There are several ponds along the road that often have moose in them, and because of the amount of berries in the area during the late summer and early fall, there is a large number of black bear feeding on these berries along the road.
Highway 89: Highway 89 Overlooks and Turnouts ~ Mormon Row ~ Antelope Flats Road ~ Snake River Rafting. Wildlife includes bison and pronghorn.
There is free wireless connectivity at the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center and at the Jackson Lake Lodge. There are no internet lines you can plug into, but wireless is available.
Flagg Ranch (1)
Pole Creek Loop Trail. 2.5 miles RT, 2 hours, 80 ft total climbing. West side of loop follows ridge above a marsh that provides habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife.
Flagg Canyon, 4.0 miles RT, 3 hours, 150 ft total climbing. Access from northeast side of Polecat Creek Loop Trail. Out and back north along Snake River with spectacular river views.
Flagg Campground (showers) (06/01/2013- 09/30/2013)
Colter Bay (2)
The Colter Bay Area includes: Colter Bay ~ Jackson Lake Boat Tour ~ Colter Bay Marina & Rentals ~ Colter Bay Village & Lodging Facilities ~ Colter Bay Campground (showers) (05/23/2013 - 09/22/2013)
Sagebrush, meadows and forests provide habitat for many mammals. Deer feed at the edge of conifer forests. Uinta ground squirrels flourish in dry sagebrush meadows, while red squirrels chatter incessantly from conifer forests. Look for occasional snowshoe hares and martens. Trails lead to ponds inhabited by beavers, muskrats, waterfowl and river otters, or may provide a view of bear, moose or elk.
Lakeshore Trail, 2.0 miles RT, 1 hour, 100 ft total climbing. Level trail follows Colter Bay shoreline; provides views of Jackson Lake and the Teton Range.
Heron Pond & Swan Lake. 3.0 miles RT, 2 hours, 200 ft total climbing. Follow mostly level trail to two ponds that are home to birds and other wildlife, including blue herons and beaver.
Jackson Lake Lodge (3)
The Jackson Lake area includes Jackson Lake Lodge ~ Jackson Lake Lodging Facilities ~ Willow Flats Overlook ~ Oxbow Bend. Wildlife includes moose, elk, and grizzlies. Views of Willow Flats and the Tetons.
Lunch Tree Hill, 0.5 mile RT, 1⁄2 hour, 80 ft total climbing. Short interpretive trail leads to the top of a hill overlooking Willow Flats and the Teton Range.
Christian Pond Loop, 3.3 mi. RT, 2 hours, 250 ft total climbing. Walk through marsh habitat near the pond, then climb a forested ridge for views of the Teton Range.
Moran Junction Area (4) includes Two Ocean Lake and Emma Matilda Lake
Oxbow Bend: One of the best places in the park to see swans, moose, river otters, black bears and the occasional grizzly bear and to photograph the falls colors. Views of Mt. Moran and the Snake River.
Signal Signal Mountain (5) includes Signal Mountain Road & Summit ~ Jackson Point Overlook ~ Signal Mountain Lodge ~ Signal Mountain Lodging Facilities ~ Signal Mountain Campground (Open May 10 - October 13) ~ Signal Mountain Marina & Rentals. Signal Mountain Summit Road climbs 800 feet to panoramic views of the Teton Range, Jackson Hole valley and Jackson Lake. Highway 89/191/287 follows the eastern shore of Jackson Lake north of Colter Bay. Enjoy a view of the Teton Range and look for wildlife in the aspen groves and meadows alternating with extensive conifer forests. Wildlife includes black bears, mule deer, elk, white pelicans, Canada geese and other waterfowl.
Jenny Lake Area
Jenny Lake Scenic Drive skirts the east shore of Jenny Lake and provides views of the peaks. Pronghorn and elk at entrance,
String (5) and Leigh Lake (6)
String Lake Area include String Lake ~ String Lake Picnic Area ~ Jenny Lake Lodge ~ Jenny Lake Lodging Facilities ~ North Jenny Lake Junction Scenic Road ~ Jenny Lake Overlook. This is elk habitat and a good place to watch the rut is along the road that runs through the middle of the meadow just before it reaches String Lake.
Leigh Lake, 1.8 miles RT, 1 hour, 40 ft total climbing. Hike along the east shore of String Lake, pass the bridge across a stream and climb to Leigh Lake.
String Lake, 3.7 miles RT, 2 hours, 325 ft total climbing. Trail circles the lake through a burned area below Rockchuck Peak and Mount St. John. Traverse forests to viewpoint. Park at Signal Mountain Lodge and walk on park road to trail.
Jenny Lake/Cascade Canyon
A shuttle boat crosses from south Jenny Lake to the mouth of Cascade Canyon. Purchase tickets at the South Jenny Lake boat dock. Fee Charged.
Jenny Lake Loop (8), 7.1 miles RT, 4 hours, 450 ft total climbing.
Gently rolling trail skirts lake shore.
South Jenny Lake Area includes Jenny Lake ~ Jenny Lake Visitor Center ~ Jenny Lake Boat Shuttle ~ Jenny Lake Campground (05/10/2013 - 09/29/2013)
Taggart Lake (10), 3.0 miles RT, 2 hours, 350 ft total climbing. Out-and-back trail traverses sagebrush flats and forests to a lake with views of the Grand Teton. Willows growing along Beaver Creek provide food for moose. Elk graze on lush grasses and deer browse on shrubs while black bears sometimes frequent the area.
Menors Ferry Historic District (11), 0.3 mile RT, 1⁄2 hour. Tour a historic homestead and ferry on the Snake River. Visit the Chapel of the Transfiguration.
Laurance S. Rockefeller(13)
Lake Creek-Woodland Trail Loop, 3.1 miles RT, 1.5 hours, 300 ft total climbing. Hike along Lake Creek to the shore of Phelps Lake.
Cunningham Cabin (17) Cabin Loop, 0.8 mile RT, 1 hour. Tour a historic homestead.
Gros Ventre Junction Area: Gros Ventre Campground (05/03/2013 - 10/04/2013) ~ Mormon Row. Moose
There is free wrireless connectivity at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center and at the Jackson Lake Lodgr. There are no internet lines you can plug into, but wireless is available.