This is the best known view of the Teton Range of the rocky mountains.

Jackson's Hole, Wyoming

This park is best known for the mountains shown in the view above. These mountains are unique in the country as they were formed when one very large block of granite that is more than 40 miles long, was broken off of the earth's crust and tilted up on edge. From there they were shaped by erosion and because of this there are no foothills on the east and very few to the west, which is the side with the downward tilt. These mountains are along the west border of the park. But they are not the only mountains in the park, nor are mountains the only thing you will see here.

Cathedral Peaks, as seen from across Jenny Lake. The Sawtooth Mountains connect the Tetons with the mountains of Yellowstone. Mt. Moran is a volcanic mountan near the north end of the park.

While not nearly as well known for it's wildlife as is Yellowstone, Teton Park is actually home to more moose. It is also home to the pronghorn antelope, which does not exist in Yellowstone. And there are also many of the same animals here. though not as often seen.

We were not lucky enough to get close to this moose. Open country with willow brush lined streams are good habitat for the moose. Pronghorn antelope are a fairly common site here.

The Tetons can also be seen from places other than inside of the park. The next two views are from Idaho, looking east to the park and the mountains.

The Tetons from near the Idaho - Wyoming border. Spring wheat is harvested in Idaho in late September.

If you travel to the Yellowstone area, take a day to see this park while you are here. If you travel through the south gate to Yellowstone Park you will be in Grand Teton National park and it has campgrounds that are usually less busy than those in Yellowstone. Your trip is not complete if you miss this great park!