The Grand Tetons mountain range is my favorite mountain range in the lower 48. The National park supports a rich array of wildlife and stunning scenery, including the iconic, rugged mountain range that gives the park its name. The unique shape of the mountains are immediately identifiable, and the rugged rock and glacier areas, along with the fact that there are limited foothills surrounding the mountains, make it a truly stunning sight to see.
This is one of my favorite spots to shoot panos of the Teton mountain range, near the Pilgrim Creek area. I really enjoyed this winter view with the fresh snow. I believe from this view, you have Tewinot Mountain, Grand Teton (13,776 ft.), Mount Saint John, Mount Woodring, and Mount Moran
Some other facts about the Tetons are:
- Grand Teton National Park is named after the mountain Grand Teton. Grand Teton is the Teton Range’s tallest mountain at 13,775 feet.
- Grand Teton National Park’s elevation ranges from 6.400 feet to 13,775 feet.
- Grand Teton National Park is only 10 miles south of another famous park – Yellowstone National Park.
- Grand Teton National Park is the only national park in the United States with a commercial airport. It was built in the 1930s and was added to the park when Jackson Hole was absorbed into the park.
- There are 12 small glaciers in Grand Teton National Park. The largest is Teton Glacier at Grant Teton’s north side peak.
- Grand Teton is home to a variety of wildlife including more than 300 bird species, 16 fish species, 6 amphibian species, 4 reptile species, 6 bat species, 3 rabbit species, 6 hoofed-mammal species, 17 carnivore species, and 22 rodent species
- Mammals found in Grand Teton National Park include black bears, Grizzly bears, gray wolves, coyotes, river otters, cougars, martens, elk, bison, and moose