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Grand Teton National Park is located in the northwest of Wyoming, south of worldfamous Yellowstone National Park, its big neighbour. The park was established much later though compared to Yellowstone, only in 1929. Although Grand Teton can be visit as a daytrip from Yellowstone if you are short on time, spending a week alone is possible as well, especially if you go on one of the beautiful backcountry hikes.
Generally the park itself is open 24/7, 365 days a year, but not that during the wintermonths (November to April) many trails, lodging and other facilities are closed. Best time is from May to October, when you can go to most places by car.
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The nearest Amtrak stations are in Salt Lake City and Denver, or otherwise way up north in Montana.
Three main roads lead to the park:
The entrance stations are:
Note that you can use the main road for free through the park as far north as Moran, where a branch goes east towards Dubois.
There are campgrounds, operated by the NPS (National Park Service), which are by far the cheapest options. They are popular though, especially in July and August. There is a maximum stay of 14 days (7 days at popular Jenny Lake). Campgrounds are Colter Bay Campground, Jenny Lake Campground, Gros Ventre Campground, Signal Mountain Campground, Flag Ranch Campground and Lizard Creek Campground. There is a RV Park at Colter Bay as well.
Colter Bay Village, Jenny Lake Lodge and Jackson Lake Lodge are all operated by Grand Teton Lodge Company. Other options include the Signal Mountain Lodge, Spur Ranch Log Cabins, TriangleXRanch and Flag Ranch Resort.
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