Grand Teton's rugged peaks jut more than a mile above the valley floor in Jackson Hole. Without any foothills to soften the blow, the sight of these glacier-scoured crags is truly striking. Several piedmont lakes reflect the mountains, and the winding Snake River cuts south through the expansive sagebrush flats in the heart of the park. The northern portion of the park is outstanding wildlife-watching territory—you can see everything from rare birds to lumbering moose to the big predators (wolves and black and grizzly bears). Two main roads run through the 310,000-acre park; Highway 26/89/191 curves along the eastern or outer side, and Teton Park Road (closed during winter) runs close to the foot of the mountain range.
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