Grand Teton National Park protects spectacular mountain scenery and a
diverse assortment of wildlife. The main feature of the park is the
40-mile-long Teton Range. It's an active, fault-block,
mountain range that towers above the valley of
Jackson Hole to its east. The range, located in western Wyoming,
includes eight peaks over 12,000 feet, including Grand Teton at
13,770 feet. Seven moraine induced lakes skirt the base of the
range. More than 100 alpine lakes dot the backcountry.
Elk, moose, pronghorn,
mule deer, bison, and other smaller animals are often seen in the park.
Black bears are common in the forests and grizzlies are occasionally
observed in the northern end of the park. Bird watchers may enjoy
spotting some of the more than 300 species of birds, including bald eagles
and peregrine falcons!