Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park


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Grand Teton National Park covers 125,503 hectares (309,993 acres) of the most scenic portion of the glaciated, snow-covered Teton Range in northwestern Wyoming. It was established in 1929 and includes Jackson Lake and part of Jackson Hole. Grand Teton is the park's highest peak. It rises 4196 m (13,766 feet) above sea level.

The park is dotted with small lakes and has several glaciers, forests and a great variety of wildlife. The Snake River flows through the park. Hiking, rafting down the Snake, camping and mountain climbing are popular activities in the park. Fur trapping thrived until the 1840's.

Grand Teton National Park is 2850 km northwest of Washington D.C. The town of Jackson is the main gateway to the park.


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