Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park Colter Bay blog
Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Grand Teton National Park is pristinely beautiful. The mountainscape reminds me so much of Switzerland.

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Pre-season a lot of the area that is accessible by car is closed unless you hike, you really can visit the main attractions in one day. But since we had a week we took our time.

We did sunrises and sunsets in the same spots on different days in different weather conditions.

Oxbox Bend.

Grand Teton National Park Oxbow Bend
Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Schwabacher Landing.

Grand Teton National Park Schwabacher Landing Sunset 1
Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Also Colter Bay (it’s a panoramic shot which you can see better on Mr. Misadventures’ site).

And we did a lot of wildlife watching. You’ll recall our bear adventures I shared in last week’s Weekly Wanderings….

There are thousands of elk. Given that they are all released from the National Elk Refuge in Jackson on May 1st, that’s not surprising. They are a lot more skittish than the elk in Yellowstone (maybe the ones there are just more used to people).

Grand Teton National Park Elk blog
Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

It’s really funny how some of the animals in Grand Teton National Park make their appearances. We saw three moose in Moose.

Grand Teton National Park Moose
Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Bison almost exclusively in Buffalo Valley.

Grand Teton National Park Bison
Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

But apparently, the beaver union needs better representation as Schwabacher Landing has yet to be renamed Beaver Landing!

Grand Teton National Park Beaver
Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Schwabacher Landing is a great spot for beaver watching. We went there on our last evening to say adieu.

On the lower landing, there is a whole group, we saw 4-6 that live in a huge den. There were two guys fly fishing in the river which didn’t make the beavers happy. They would swim by and slap their tails on the water. It was pretty fun to watch.

Grand Teton National Park Beaver Tail Slap
Beaver Tail Slap, photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

While we were watching the beavers the mountains gave us the most glorious sunset, it was like a parting gift!

Grand Teton National Park Schwabacher Landing sunset
Sunset at Schwabacher Landing on our last night. Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

All in all, it was one of the most beautiful parks I’ve been in, love those mountains!

See more great photos of Grand Teton National Park on my hubby’s site.

How about you? Have you been to Grand Teton National Park? What was your favorite part? If not, would you like to go?

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19 Comments

  1. robin masshole mommy
    May 24, 2016

    Your pictures are amazing. What a beautiful place. I totally want to go there someday!

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  2. Michele
    May 24, 2016

    Those are amazing photos and yes, they make me want to go there. That park and the surrounds look like just what the doctor ordered for me–peace and tranquility at every turn.

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  3. gale mccarron
    May 24, 2016

    Just breathtaking! I would love to visit myself. I adore being around wildlife, and the tranquility would be incredible. Thanks for the beautiful share!

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  4. Linda Manns Linneman
    May 24, 2016

    This is just breath taking. I can’t believe how pretty this is. I would love to visit there. God’s creation is definitely beautiful. Thank you for sharing

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  5. Neely (@Neelykins)
    May 24, 2016

    Ive never been to a national park. thse photos are beautiful!

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  6. Bernadette Callahan
    May 24, 2016

    I want to do a National Parks roadtrip! I just started planning it somewhat but hope to get it all together within the next year. These pics are amazing!

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  7. Terry Poage
    May 24, 2016

    It is just beautiful there.

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  8. Akhil Sharma
    May 25, 2016

    I visited many national parks; however, I never seen such scintillating scenery; sunset and mountains are enhancing the beauty of this national park.

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  9. Carrie
    May 25, 2016

    Gorgeous! It reminds me of here a lot except the Bison.

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  10. Katie
    May 25, 2016

    So I was gazing at these gorgeous shots and it hit me — I love traveling to other countries to see sights like this, but I rarely make the effort to see them in my own country. Why? Because at heart I’m a city girl! Or at least a very developed suburb girl. While in Europe you can enjoy views like this while sipping a latte at a sidewalk cafe, in the U.S. you have to pack and prepare and venture into a park. Which is SO not a bad thing because it protects the beautiful nature, but it’s interesting how in the U.S. we encapsulate scenes like this, where many other places it’s where people get to call home. (Of course there are exceptions, but it general it does feel like it’s like that!)

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  11. April Hammond
    May 25, 2016

    I have not been there yet, but really want to go. You have some amazing pictures from your trip! You should really print those on canvas and hang them in your home!

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  12. Lauryn R
    May 25, 2016

    Grand Tenton is gorgeous!! I love the moose and bison that you were able to see, how majestic! 🙂

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  13. Terry Poage
    May 25, 2016

    What a beautiful place.

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  14. Toughcookiemommy
    May 25, 2016

    The landscapes in the national park are absolutely breathtaking. It is truly a place where a person can become one with nature.

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  15. Julie stine
    May 27, 2016

    I love this park. It reminded me too of Switzerland. Glad you are enjoying your escape.

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  16. Cynthia W
    May 27, 2016

    These pictures are stunning. I’ve never had a chance to visit here, but it’s definitely on my list now!

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  17. Yogi
    August 26, 2016

    Wow, beautiful shots. I’ll be going there in October.

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  18. Olivine Eyes
    September 30, 2016

    I wouldn’t mind hiking if I see scenery like this. I would be the ultimate exercise.

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  19. […] But the biggest attraction to me is the great number of moose. I’ve only seen 2 while visiting Grand Teton National Park and I definitely did not get my […]

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