Grand Teton National Park is located in northwest Wyoming. The park’s most notable features are its mountains and lakes.
Explore Grand Teton by car along the scenic drive or on foot on the many hiking trails.
The mountains, rivers, lakes and old structures are amazing photo spots – we share our favorite views and locations below.
Use our list of Grand Teton National Park vacation ideas that include travel guides, packing checklists, tips and resources to plan your getaway!
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National Park Packing List
When you are visiting any national park it is important to be prepared. This includes wearing the proper clothes and shoes to be comfortable for the climate and the terrain.
→ CHECK OUT: National park packing list for summer and winter
For most national parks you will want to bring:
→ Hiking socks – we always wear Darn Tough socks to keep our feet happy!
→ Lip Balm – get lip balm with UV protection
→ Sunscreen – sun protection is important in the summer and winter!
→ Hand sanitizer – travel hand sanitizer is good for those times when you can’t wash your hands thoroughly!
→ Flashlight or headlamp – a headlamp is perfect for those morning or evening hikes
→ Maps of the park – national park maps are essential if you’ll do any hiking
→ Guide book for the park – national park guide books are a wonderful resource to keep with you!
→ Sunglasses – UV sunglasses are good for summer and winter
→ First aid kit – carry a first aid kit in your car and in your backpack when hiking
→ Insect repellent – bug bites are no fun!
→ Camera gear – DOWNLOAD the free checklist!
Where to Stay in Jackson near Grand Teton:
There are a variety of lodging options in Grand Teton as well as Jackson. Here are the 3 favorite places we recommend:
- Elk Refuge Inn – this is right across from the refuge and the closes hotel to the park entrance – our favorite place to stay!
- Elk Country Inn – awesome property if you want to be in town.
- Vacation Rentals – we LOVE having a kitchen to prepare our meals!
- Hotels in Jackson Hole
- Rent an RV – have it dropped off at your vacation destination!