US Highway 89 (Part 1)
Grand Teton National Park is traversed from north to south by US Highway 89, covering 46 miles from the North Entrance to the South Entrance. We cover this road in three sections. Part 1 runs from the North Entrance to Jackson Lake Junction. It is covered below. For Part 2, from Jackson Lake Junction to the Snake River Overlook, see US Highway 89 Part 2.
Mile 0 – North Park Entrance
At the North Entrance, the entrance sign welcomes you to Grand Teton National Park. A short drive north from here on US-89, named the John Rockefeller Memorial Parkway, will take you to the South Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
Mile 2.8 – Lizard Creek Campground
On the right is the entrance to the Lizard Creek Campground. Far removed from the heavily visited Jenny Lake area, it is generally a quieter campground and is more likely to have an opening even in the height of the summer season. For more on the campgrounds in Grand Teton, see Grand Teton Camping.
Mile 5.5 – Lakeview Picnic Area
The road passes by the Lakeview Picnic Area on the right. This picnic spot is right on the shores of Jackson Lake and is perhaps the most scenic such spot in the park.
Mile 6.7 – Arizona Island Picnic Area
The second of three consecutive picnic areas, the Arizona Island Picnic Area, is on the right.
Mile 9.0 – Sargents Bay Picnic Area
The last of the three consecutive picnic areas, the Sargents Bay Picnic Area, is also to the right of the road.
Mile 10.1 – Leeks Marina
The entrance to Leeks Marina is on the right. In addition to boating services, food is also available.
Mile 10.9 – Colter Bay Junction
The road arrives at Colter Bay Junction. To the right is Colter Bay Village, where a variety of lodging and dining options are available. Fuel and a marina are also present, as is the massive Colter Bay Campground, pictured to the left.
Mile 13.0 – Pilgrim Creek Road
The unpaved Pilgrim Creek Road is on the left. This road leads a short distance through the park to its boundary at the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
Mile 15.5 – Jackson Lake Lodge
Access to the Jackson Lake Lodge is on the right. In addition to lodging, food, fuel, and a medical clinic are available. For more on the lodge, see Grand Teton Lodging.
Mile 16.0 – Willow Flats Overlook
The road passes by the Willow Flats Overlook on the right. This is the first of many scenic pullouts along the highway. This one offers a good view of Jackson Lake and the Teton Range in the distance, with scenic vegetation in the foreground.
Mile 16.5 – Jackson Lake Junction
The road arrives at Jackson Lake Junction. To the right is the upper part of the Teton Park Road and access to the main part of the park. Straight ahead is the continuation of US Highway 89.
US Highway 89 Continues On
For Part 2, from Jackson Lake Junction to the Snake River Overlook, see US Highway 89 Part 2.