A few months ago we made another epic trip to my favorite national park, Yellowstone. Our trip always includes an overnight stay at Salt Lake City because there’s just no way we’re going to drive 12 hours straight from Vegas. From SLC, James and I opted to take another route. Instead of driving through Montana to the West Entrance, we decided to drive to Jackson,Wyoming hoping to spend a few hours in Grand Teton National Park.
Grand Teton is the lesser known but not less picturesque neighbor to the gargantuan, Yellowstone National Park. It is named after the tallest mountain in the Teton Range. I admit, I’ve never really taken interest in visiting this national park. Yellowstone has waterfalls, rivers, geysers, forests, hot springs & hundreds of wildlife. I wasn’t entirely sure what’s there to do in Grand Teton. But I was sorely mistaken. It is a great destination for hiking, mountaineering, biking, fishing, backcountry camping, kayaking & boating . What I found most striking is the ethereal Grand Teton mountain that dominates the park. Such a beautiful sight! Everywhere you look, there’s a stunning view waiting to be gazed at. I really wish I had more than a few hours to explore. I saw a couple of people biking and I was so envious! Next trip, we’ll definitely set aside 2-3 days to do some of the activities. What I love the most about Grand Teton is that it was quieter and more serene than Yellowstone. Yellowstone, being one of the most popular national parks in the US, can be packed with tourists which denies you of that peaceful setting you might be looking for. So if you want a more relaxing weekend, then you should absolutely visit Grand Teton National Park.