Grand Teton National Park is located near Jackson Wyoming and directly south of Yellowstone National Park. The easiest access to the park is from Jackson and the Jackson Hole area, with Salt Lake City just a hop, skip, and a jump away. The Jackson Hole airport is actually located inside Grand Teton National Park. How cool is that? You fly in landing along side the mountain range.
Hotel Terra in nearby Teton Village is a hotel catering to the skiers, but the off season provides excellent rates and opportunities to stay at a 4 start resort at 2 star prices.Visiting the park in late September and early October is a great time to visit due to the small crowd size and the orange, yellow, and red colors of the aspens.
The star of Grand Teton National Park is Grand Teton, go figure right? Grand Teton is part of the Rocky Mountain range. This stretch of mountain range runs north and south and being Grand Teton National Park is located east of the mountain range most of your photographic opportunities for the mountains will occur at sunrise. There are many different pull outs and places to view the mountain range and I will go over some of these spots in later posts.
There is also opportunities to view wildlife. A national elk refuge is nearby along with the chance to view bald eagles, antelope, moose, and bear in near by fields, lakes, and wooded areas.
This weeks post picture was taken at the Snake River overlook highlighting the Grand Teton peak. It was late morning and I created this image using a handheld 16-35mm. The colorful aspen was the only one in a group of pines.
Plan on spending at least 3 or 4 days photographing Grand Teton National Park. The weather doesn't always cooperate, and it may be difficult to get a clear image of the tall mountains. Most of the time the clouds block the view of the jagged mountain peaks.
Grand Teton National Park is a beautiful mountain scape and is highly recommended.