Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I've been itching to go back to Grand Teton National Park. I realized that we haven't been there since 2005. We moved to Montana in 2006 and have been to Yellowstone several times, but haven't made it further south to the Tetons. Of all the national parks we've been to, Grand Teton is my favorite.

Grand Teton has it all -- beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, amazing lodges, lakes, rivers, and great campgrounds. Sadly, the majority of people skip GTNP on their way to Yellowstone. They might stop at a few scenic pull-outs, but many just drive through the park. Whenever we've gone, we've stayed at least 3 nights before heading into Yellowstone. Now that we're 6 hours from the West Entrance, we can go to Yellowstone a lot more. Grand Teton is further down though, so it will take us awhile longer to get there because we have to drive through Yellowstone. It's hard to drive through Yellowstone and not stop.

However, I've really been wanting to go back there. We always see moose in Grand Teton along with grizzlies, black bear, deer, elk, bison, eagles, and so forth. It's kind of funny now because we see those animals so often in Montana. Back when we lived in California, our annual trip was usually to the Teton/Yellowstone area, so seeing the wildlife was a big thrill. It still is to me and hopefully we can plan a trip there this summer.

Do you have a favorite national park?


  1. Rena,
    What an awesome slide show! You made me want to put GTNP on my list. I hope you get to go again soon.

  2. We've been there a couple of times as a family and it is breathtaking. I like Bryce canyon and Zion as well. Great pictures!

  3. Isle Royal National Park is my favorite.

    I'm prideful.

  4. I love all parks. Favorites - it's like picking a favorite kid - IMPOSSIBLE.

  5. You are so good with those slideshows! I've always wanted to go. In fact, my husband and I almost went for our honeymoon but it was too expensive to camp there. (plane flights actually) Someday though.

  6. I love 'em all.
    Arches National Park is one of my favorites.
    We went there a lot when I was a kid.

  7. Beautiful slideshow! I've been to the Tetons, they are stunning. (With all the polical correctness I surprised women haven't demanded a name change! LOL)

  8. That is a beautiful place. I'm a Rocky Mountain fan myself, but I remember well trips to the Tetons.

  9. This if fabulous Rena - being canadian, i've never visited this park, but it's definitely on my list! My favorite canadian park is Quetico Wilderness Provincial Park. I worked there for 12 years, so little biased.
    Thanks for the photos! Almost like I was there!

  10. hello... and greetings, i do love your blog, and the slide show, wow,
    thank you for sharing, its amazing to see the blogs such as yours and you have a knack to display/show and write as you do, i love it, thank you,

    huggz to you,