Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton Fast Facts

How big is Grand Teton National Park?

Grand Teton covers a total area of 309,994 acres or 484 square miles.

How many people visit Grand Teton National Park?

3,885,230 people visited Grand Teton in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Grand Teton Visitation Stats.

When was Grand Teton National Park created?

Grand Teton was made a national park on February 26, 1929.

What are the highest and lowest elevations in Grand Teton National Park?

Grand Teton’s lowest point is 6,310 feet at Fish Creek. The highest point in Grand Teton is 13,770 feet at the summit of the Grand Teton itself.

What time zone is Grand Teton National Park located in?

Grand Teton is in the Mountain Time Zone.

How much does it cost to enter Grand Teton National Park?

$35 per private vehicle per week.

Five Random Facts About Grand Teton

one Grand Teton National Park is only 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park. The two parks are connected by the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway, also managed by the National Park Service.

two The Teton Range is thought to be the youngest mountain range in the Rocky Mountains, with its formation beginning between six and nine million years ago.

three While Grand Teton is the highest peak in the park at 13,770 feet, there are eight more peaks that exceed 12,000 feet in height.

four On February 26, 1929 Grand Teton National Park was created. Later, in 1943, land in Jackson Hole, much of it purchased by John D. Rockefeller Jr, was named Jackson Hole National Monument. In 1950 the two areas were combined into the current Grand Teton National Park.

five Grand Teton is home to a wide variety of large mammals, including moose, black bears, grizzly bears, pronghorn, elk, gray wolves, coyotes and bison.

Where is Grand Teton National Park?

Grand Teton National Park is located in northwestern Wyoming, just south of world famous Yellowstone National Park. The town of Jackson Hole lies to the south of Grand Teton and is the main hub of activity in the area. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Grand Teton.