Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park
Summer Couples Vacation Travel Tips

Grand Teton National Park has the most majestic mountain ranges and it is a must see to experience the magnitude of the mountains. It is a wonderful place for couples to explore together.

Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole are outdoor adventure travel destinations. There is so much to do and see no matter how much (or how little) adventure you are looking, it is great for all couples.

 

Here are my travel recommendations:

When to go:

Summer for these travel tips!

Note: If you are a winter lover, it is also a must-do in the winter when you can enjoy skiing at Jackson Hole, Snow King or Grand Targhee plus snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, snowcoach tours, snow tubing and more.

Where to go:

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Including Jackson, Grand Teton National Park, and Teton Village

How long to go:

One week or longer if you are going to also explore Yellowstone National Park which is within one hour of the Grand Tetons.

 

Where to stay:

In Jackson

Flat Creek Ranch – Great scenery and secluded cabins

Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa – Small luxury lodge near Jackson town square

Cowboy Village Resort – Lodge and cabins in the heart of downtown Jackson

In Teton Village

Hotel Terra Jackson Hole – Eco-friendly (LEED Certified) hotel

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole – All out luxury resort

Teton Mountain Lodge – Beautiful condos and grounds

National Park Lodging

There are also options within Grand Teton National Park, check out these lodges. Be sure to book early for these.

 

Top summer activities to do:

National Elk Refuge

Grand Teton National Park – see below for more details

Whitewater River Trips

Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures

Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris

Jackson Hole Trail Rides, Pack Trips or Fly Fishing Adventures

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Aerial Tram Rides with hikes at the top

 

Top Restaurants:

the Kitchen – Try the tasting menus for amazing food

Stiegler’s Restaurant & Bar – Great Swiss dining

Snake River Grill – Expensive but a great restaurant for a special occasion

Lotus Cafe – Healthy cuisine, vegan friendly

The Cellars – For steak lovers, check this place out

Gun Barrel Steak & Game House – If you want to try some Buffalo or just looking for meat and potatoes, this is the place for you

 

Top Bars:

Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in downtown Jackson is a must visit

Mangy Moose Saloon in Teton Village with great live music

Snake River Brewing Company is a fun place and has great beer

Silver Dollar Bar at the Wort Hotel is a western-themed bar

 

 

Top things to do in Grand Teton National Park– Park Map:

Day Hikes:

Jenny Lake Trail – Take the boat ride and then hike to Hidden Falls (Jenny Lake Trailhead) – 5 miles round trip, moderate hike

Leigh Lake – A less busy hike or kayak trip from Jenny Lake Lodge around String Lake to Leigh Lake. It is an easy hike but 3.7 miles around String Lake plus a 3 mile hike to Leigh Lake. Plan accordingly.

Jackson Lake Lodge– Beautiful lake in front of the Grand Teton Mountains

Amphitheater Lake (Alpine Meadows Trailhead)– Strenuous hike but worth it if you can do it, it is 4 miles one-way and you gain 3000’ of elevation on the way

Phelps Lake Trail (Laurance S Rockefeller Preserve Trailhead)– Take the Woodland Trail to Phelps Lake for an easy one mile hike with a great view

Taggart Lake Hike – A 3 mile loop trail or you can continue on Bradley Lake too. Very beautiful hike but a lot of the hike is in the hot sun so wear a hat and be prepared with lots of water and sunscreen.

Beautiful Drives:

Drive the 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive – Plan for at least 6 hours to see the beautiful scenery and stops along the way, not to mention wildlife

Signal Mountain Summit Road – Amazing views from the top

Water Activities:

Colter Bay Village – Rent a kayak or boat or take a scenic lake cruise and enjoy a day on the water.

Looking for additional information or help planning, contact me.