Grand Teton National Park consists of approximately 310,000 acres and includes the major peaks of the 40 mile long Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole. The park is named for Grand Teton which is the tallest mountain in the Teton Range. At 13,775 feet, Grand Teton rises abruptly more than 7,000 feet above the Jackson Hole valley. The Teton Range is the youngest mountain range in the Rocky Mountains, and began forming between 6 to 9 million years ago.

Organized U.S. Government explorations to the region commenced in the 1870s as an offshoot of exploration in Yellowstone. Though the Teton Range was never permanently inhabited, pioneers began settling the Jackson Hole valley to the east in 1884. These earliest homesteaders were mostly single men who endured long winters, short growing seasons and rocky soils which were hard to cultivate. The region was mostly suited for the cultivation of hay and cattle ranching. By 1890, Jackson Hole only had an estimated permanent population of 60.



GRANDEST TETON

GRANDEST TETON

GRASSY EYED

GRASSY EYED

PATIENT CALM

PATIENT CALM

GROVONT

GROVONT

OXBOW BEND

OXBOW BEND

RISING DAWN

RISING DAWN

FIRST KISS

FIRST KISS

TETON RANGE

TETON RANGE

CHARGE DISPLAY

CHARGE DISPLAY

GRAND TETON GLOW

GRAND TETON GLOW

MORAN MOMENT

MORAN MOMENT

MIGHTY MOOSE

MIGHTY MOOSE

BROKEN FENCE

BROKEN FENCE

DAWN BREAK

DAWN BREAK

CAIRN WAY

CAIRN WAY

PLOW BARN

PLOW BARN

MAVERICK

MAVERICK

JAGGED EDGE

JAGGED EDGE

UNDER THE TETONS

UNDER THE TETONS

COURTSHIP

COURTSHIP

Guestbook for GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
Phil Hansen(non-registered)
Wow---What fun. Each picture has its own story and the colors are just spectacular. It is hard to do the Tetons justice with a photograph and you have done that with your photos. Just great work