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Very densely packed geothermal features in a single locality

mountain biking
6 months ago

Mountain biking on bike trail, great fun for beginners.

Trail doesn't lead to anything view or interest. Just a walk in the woods.

scenic driving
11 months ago

I've done this drive a couple times and it is everything you would expect it to be. Views out over the lakes, the mountains, doesn't get much better than this. I arrived early one morning on one trip, and the water on the lakes was like glass. Great reflection shots. Highly recommended scenic drive!!

3 days earlier in late June, we had made it to West Thumb just ahead of a snowstorm, bagged our first bison spotting and made it out to the farthest point next to the lake in a scattered snow shower- quite surreal with the hot steamy pools and bubbling geysers. As we started to head back to the visitor bookshop, the snow started blowing horizontally with big flakes. We all rushed inside the little cabin, and the ranger fired up the woodstove. We warmed ourselves and checked out books and souvenirs as our inner temperatures re-adjusted. We then high-tailed it as a big tour bus was pulling up. We had just logged our first Yellowstone “experience.” For the return visit, after starting from Canyon Lodge, heading south, we stopped at LeHardys Rapids, just before Fishing Bridge, which is where the next caldera eruption will start, as it rests on a huge fault line. The river area was covered with newly hatched bugs - fly larva and great food for cutthroat trout. From there we stopped at Bridge Bay on Yellowstone Lake, skipped stones on the lake and saw folks fishing for cutthroats. We stopped again at West Thumb, now one of our favorite spots, for another look in the sunshine. On this second visit, we were really rewarded, as the pools were bright green, clear and sparkling and we again were the only ones on the boardwalk. Yellowstone is a great first NP trip for kids, wildlife is abundant and there is never a dull moment. Fishing Bridge to West Thumb is a must-do section of the Grand Loop.

Great drive through the middle of the the valley east of the Tetons on the North-South Hwy, takes you by Ansel Adams famous shot at the Snake River Overlook. See bison, pronghorns, elk, moose, deer, coyotes and if lucky a bear. This is wide open country on the road between GTNP and YNP. Arrive at Jackson Lake, where you can overnight in style. Enjoy the ride.

scenic driving
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

We drove west on Hwy 22 from Jackson, took a right turn onto Hwy 390 (Moose-Wilson Road) toward Teton Village and Grand Teton NP. The Teton Range loomed along the whole left side of the road. Big granite peaks topped with snow like ice cream and aproned by blue-green prairie shrubs and trees. We passed by Teton Village and could see the how the tram snaked its way up the mountain. We drove on to the GTNP entrance and went a couple of miles on pavement and onto a gravel road. We stopped at the entrance to Granite Canyon to check out the trail but were attacked by biting flies. So we drove on, saw a big mule deer in the brush and came back to the paved road and back to the main inner loop road. The visitor’s center was to the right, but we went left through the Teton entrance gate. The Chapel of the Transfiguration and Menor’s Ferry were to the right just past the gate entrance. We opted to go on and our first stop was a spectacular view of the Tetons at the Windy Point turnout. We then drove on to the Jenny Lake Visitor’s Center and walked down to the boat dock, purchased our tickets to take the boat across Jenny Lake. We really enjoyed Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point and Cascade Canyon - will plan to go all the way to the end of Cascade next time. The next day we visited The Chapel of the Transfiguration, an Episcopal chapel, which frames the main Tetons through the clear pane glass just behind the cross inside. The main Tetons are Grand Teton, Middle Teton (black granite), and South Teton, Mt. Owen (next to Cascade Canyon) and Mt. Moran (with a vertical black granite “spike”). This particular stretch of road on up to Jenny Lake is right next to the big five and is great for walking, biking and a scenic drive. Highly recommend it.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

We went here while it was still very cold. We did not get to see any large wild life, but we did see some moose tracks and a bald eagle.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Honestly gets boring after 15 minutes.

road biking
Monday, August 22, 2016

There is nothing like road biking in the Tetons! Great bike trail through beautiful country!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fun to ride the gondola to the top and hike all around and even back down the mountain. Lots to see and do, with great views!!

scenic driving
Friday, August 19, 2016

Beautiful drive, lots of hiking and sightseeing along the way. Watch out for buffalo and elk.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

This hike is rated as moderate ... Thought it was moderate to strenuous.
Something for everyone on this hike ... Vertical, wild flowers, meadows etc.
It was fun and a great hike for the Teton village area.

scenic driving
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Like this drive because it's closer to the Tetons and several lakes

scenic driving
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Near the end of June, 2003, we adventured through GTNP for two days and stayed in the Jackson Lake area at Signal Mountain. We drove west on Hwy 22 from Jackson, WY and took a right onto Hwy 390 (Moose-Wilson Road) toward Teton Village and Grand Teton NP. We went left through the Teton entrance gate. The Chapel of the Transfiguration and Menor’s Ferry were to the right just past the gate entrance. Our first stop was a spectacular view of the Tetons at Windy Point turnout. We then drove on to the Jenny Lake Visitor’s Center and walked down to the boat dock, purchased tickets and took the boat to the Hidden Falls/Inspiration Point/Cascade Canyon starting point. The boat ride was pleasant, the NP guides extremely friendly. From the dock we hiked about a mile to Hidden Falls, which was roaring with spring melt, pushing a cool spray over us. After pictures at the split rail fence, we went up easy switchbacks to Inspiration Point overlooking Jenny Lake. Taking the trail toward the canyon took us right into the Cascade Canyon trail, which has all kinds of trees, shrubs and grasses, and opened up between stands of trees into a wide bowl with rocky mountain slopes on both sides, a river running through it. We turned around at a point adjacent to a ribbon waterfall coming off Mt. Owen. Arriving back at the dock, there was quite a crowd (if you go past Inspiration Point onto the Canyon Trail, the crowds disappear) and we had to wait on the second boat, which was only 2 minutes after the first. On the way back to Signal Mountain we took a left at North Jenny Lake Junction to take the one-way North Jenny Lake Loop road. We saw four elk in the clearing across from the Cathedral turnout, pulled off at String Lake, and then drove on to Cascade Canyon Overlook. Next, we took the Signal Mountain paved road to the top parking lot and walked up to the summit where we saw a grizzly through a scope as well as a baby elk and a small herd off in the valley (most wildlife "spotters" are very willing to share the views). From there we went to Signal Mountain Lodge. Our boys then proceeded to the dock and skipped stones on Jackson Lake. Signal Mountain Lodge restaurant provided good service and good food at a reasonable price, with a great view out the window. We watched the sun set over Mt. Moran and Jackson Lake. What a perfect day….
The next day we took the tram up Mt. Rendezvous and then explored the shops around Teton Village and the Chapel of the Transfiguration, an Episcopal chapel framing the main Tetons through the clear pane glass just behind the cross inside. The main Tetons are Grand Teton, Middle Teton (black granite), and South Teton, Mt. Owen (next to Cascade Canyon) and Mt. Moran (with a vertical black granite “spike”). We next journeyed out toward Gros Venture by way of Hwy 22 and turned left just before Jackson, going by the huge elk refuge (where were the elk?) and the National Museum of Wildlife Art (very interesting stonework architecture). Gros Venture is a very small town with a very small post office. We saw our first moose in the park munching on grass in the Gros Venture River. We also saw a Pronghorn galloping in the sagebrush. The Mormon Row barns and a herd of buffalo (up close and personal) greeted us at the famous barn with the Tetons in the background. We next drove up the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway Hwy 89 to Ansel Adam’s famous Snake Overlook around midday, ate peanut butter sandwiches (a normal fare for us on big trips) and then on to the raft launch where we witnessed folks starting their journey down the Snake River. Then we drove up 26/287 to DuBois, to see if we could catch a glimpse of Gannet Peak, the highest in Wyoming. We got to the top of Togwateet pass and spied the Wind River Mt. Range, with red rock formations, and the continental divide at Union Pass, by traveling along the Centennial Byway. We turned around, as there were other things to do, like checking out the hi-rent Jackson Lake Lodge which really isn’t on the lake, as the valley fills in around the lodge. We then took a quick hike to Leigh Lake from String Lake and headed on up to Colter Village and Leeks Marina for dinner, which was delicious and reasonable in a family-style setting at the Chuckwagon Steak and Pasta House. Finally drove back to Signal Mountain Lodge, spotted our second moose of the day as well as a deer just near the room. We settled down and enjoyed the sunset and cloud formations as rain was on its way…. Combine GTNP with Yellowstone for your next trip – priceless!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Beautiful. Goes all the way to the top of the Gondola. Great trail

scenic driving
Friday, February 19, 2016

Can I rate this with 6 stars?! There may not be a more intriguing 16 mile piece of road in the world. The amount of geothermal activity in this 16 mile stretch is absolutely unparalleled. Yes, there can be massive crowds (July and August especially), but when you see it for yourself, you can understand why. Avoid the crowds by visiting earlier in the year (May), or later. (September is by far the best month to visit Yellowstone in my opinion. Crowds are diminished and the elk are in rut.) If you're visiting during peak Summer times, get there really early in the morning to avoid the large crowds.

scenic driving
Monday, December 07, 2015

Great views from the road

Sunday, September 27, 2015

9/26/2015. Beautiful trail! Fairly easy, but not a smooth path. We went from South Jenny Lake trailhead to Hidden Falls-2.5mi to the falls. Could hear elk, but didn't see any animals. Other hikers saw a moose. It was a perfect weekend day so there were a lot of other hikers out. We forgot bear spray, but was OK with the big crowd. We also saw several park rangers on the trail. there was boat ferry this weekend still if you can't hike well.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Nice trails around Colter Bay

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The mountains are so beautiful. We went in Middle of June and there was still snow on tops of mountains. So far out of my adventures this one is the best!

scenic driving
Friday, July 24, 2015

We drove along the Madison River to Old Faithful. It was beautiful and full of bubbling geysers that you could see along the way. Make sure to stop at Old Faithful and hike along the path. It goes for miles and there are plenty of incredible geysers along the way! Our favorite was Castle Geyser.

scenic driving
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

This drive promises to be one of the most unique you'll ever encounter. The amount of thermal wonders along this drive is unparalleled in the world. Stop along the many short hikes to check out these wonders.

scenic driving
Monday, July 28, 2014

Pretty drive, very busy with lots of cars headed towards Old Faithful.

scenic driving
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pretty drive along Yellowstone Lake.

scenic driving
Sunday, November 10, 2013

Make sure to take the Firehole River road and go for a swim in the river

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