It’s hard to take a bad picture in Grand Teton National Park. While most photos from here are good, fill your Instragram feed with images from the best photo spots in Grand Teton National Park.
Mormon Row Historic District
The barns and old buildings of Mormon Row are probably the most photographed structures in Grand Teton National Park. The background of the Teton Range, especially at sunrise, adds a majestic layer to every photograph.
Chapel of the Transfiguration
This tiny church in the Menors Ferry Historic District offers a rustic feel with mountain views. I find it easier to feel connected to the Creator when surrounded by His creation – Chapel of the Transfiguration is a prefect representation of that.
Hike one mile up from Jenny Lake for an aerial view from Inspiration Point.
Keep hiking the trail into Cascade Canyon for closer shots of the mountains.
Across Jackson Lake, opposite the Teton Range sits Signal Mountain. At only 7,727 feet, it is about 5,000 feet smaller than many of its across-the-lake neighbors. From the summit you can see the Teton Range on one side and a vast expanse of prairie on the other. From this vantage point you can see why this area is called Jackson Hole – for the bowl shaped whole in the earth that the valley appears to be.
You can drive to the summit of Signal Mountain. Avoid taking RVs or campers up this winding road.
Walk the shores of Jackson Lake via the Lakeshore Trail at Colter Bay. Take the trail out onto the peninsula for uninterrupted views of the Teton Range and a great place for skipping rocks.
The Lakeshore Trail is a short walk from the Colter Bay Campground.
I always saw bison, not elk, in this misleadingly named section of the park. There were so many bison here, that the first time I saw them I thought I had entered a bison farm.
The bison were in this area every time we passed by and we even got stuck in a bison traffic jam on one trip around. Drive carefully throughout the park. Constantly be on the lookout for wildlife.
Snake River Overlook
Exactly as it sounds, this spot overlooks the Snake River. This is the photo spot for an image of the Snake River in the foreground and the Teton Range in the background.
I’m nervous about sharing this photo spot because one of the things I loved about it was how overlooked it was. I think this is my favorite spot in all 310,000 acres of Grand Teton National Park.
Schwabacher Landing is also located along the Snake River. Follow the dirt road to the furthest parking lot and take the trail to the waters edge. A view and reflection of Grand Teton greets you.
Beavers enjoy this area. We saw a baby beaver, a kit, entering the hut here.
It’s easy to see why wildlife like this spot.
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