Exploring the Grand Tetons

Visiting any of the National Parks is a treat. One of the favorites for RV enthusiasts is the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. There are seven campgrounds to choose from, with most being fully occupied by mid-morning. Be sure to choose early! Try Signal Mountain Campground for a central location that allows you to easily explore all that the park has to offer.

Wildlife watching is an activity that draws in all visitors. It is not uncommon to see black bears, bison, antelope, elk and the occasional wolf. You might even be lucky enough to spot a moose or two, depending on your luck and the time of the year.

Those looking for some physical activity might enjoy exploring the bike trails. There is an eight mile trail that follows along Teton Park Road. The park has almost 100 miles of paved roads that are fun exploring either on bicycles or in an RV. There are numerous hiking trails worth exploring as well. Be sure to grab a park brochure which lists a variety of different day hikes for all levels. One moderately strenuous hike that is well worth the trip is the Signal Mountain Summit trail. This six mile round trip hike takes you to the Jackson Point Overlook which offers spectacular views. There are also plenty of hikes that are rated as ‘easy’ which are great for hikers of all ages.

The sheer beauty of this park will draw you back time after time. Plan a trip to include both the Tetons and Yellowstone for even more exploration options. Spend time enjoying the lakes or visiting the visitor centers to learn more about the area. The Colter Bay Visitor Center includes a bookstore and an Indian Arts Museum. The Moose Visitor Center is somewhat of a learning center itself with beautiful dioramas and lots of literature to educate you about the area and its history.

The entrance fee for the Grand Teton National Park is $25 per vehicle, allowing you access for a full week. Pack up the RV and be prepared for breathtaking scenery with miles of roads to explore.

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