Some amazing photographs have come out of the Grand Teton National Park. If you’ve never been before, you might not know what you’ve been missing. There are 12 of the Best Places to Photograph in Grand Teton National Park.
12 of The Best Places to Photograph in Grand Teton National Park
When you are visiting the Grand Teton National Park I suggest staying in the park. The experience is worth it! I stayed in Colter Bay Village make sure to check out the post and video on the area, it has everything you need including a grocery store and gas station!
If you want to see many of these areas check out the Grand Teton National Park video at the bottom of the post!
Where can I see moose in Grand Tetons?
While I didn’t see any moose on my trip sadly, I was told by many they are often seen at Willow Flats and also around Oxbow Bend. They are often seen on many of the hikes as well.
Where can I see wildlife in Grand Teton National Park?
Wildlife shots are the most sought after in the park. There is a buffalo ranch across from the Elk Ranch Flats Turnout and you can see hundreds of buffalo right there. Mormon Row is also known for buffalo sightings.
Driving 191 and Teton Park Road are some of the best ways to see wildlife. It’s very hit or miss along the drive. I saw a mama bear and her two baby cubs near Willow Flats. They were eating the huckleberries there preparing for hibernation.
What is the best time to visit Grand Teton National Park?
I suggest visiting when all the trails and visitors centers are open. This means from May until the end of Septemeber. This allows you the best access to the park and some of the best weather for photos.
Ok, let’s check out the best places to photograph in Grand Teton National Park.
Snake River Overlook
Just north of Moose on the main highway (highway 191) is Snake River Overlook, which has a pull-off and parking area for vehicles to take a great shot of the mountains. This is also where Ansel Adams took his famous photographs of the Tetons.
Schwabacher’s Landing offers one of the most breath-taking shots of the Tetons in the park. Make sure that you catch a bit of Snake River in your panoramic picture.
Oxbow Bend is another great point of interest to snap an amazing pic. The mountains reflect perfectly across the smooth river. Visiting in the spring or fall brings amazing pictures with colored leaves or wildflowers that reflect also in the river.
The Mormon Row Historic District is located about 15 miles to the north of Jackson on Antelopes Flats Road. Make sure you take this photograph with the iconic barn structures in with the mountains as the backdrop.
Pilgrim Creek Road
If you happen to be driving down Pilgrim Creek Road, make sure you pull over to take in the millions of wildflowers and the majestic mountains in the distance. It’s also a wide-open area where you can have a good chance of seeing wildlife.
Inspiration Point has hundreds of pine trees covering the snow-capped mountains and landscape green. You can also hike to this point and take a high vantage point picture of the lake and hills off in the distance.
Signal Mountain is another great mountain to capture within the park, located on Summit Road. It’s the tallest mountain within ten miles. The Signal Mountain Trail will take you up to this beauty if you’re looking for a tough challenge.
Jenny Lake Overlook
This one is last but not least. If you capture the mountains head-on at Jenny Lake Overlook, you’ll capture some really awesome shots. The lake reflects the mountain and creates an impressive image of majesty.
Jackson Lake Swim Beach at Colter Bay Village
Make sure to head to Colter Bay Village, at the back to the right of the visitor center is the swim beach where you can swim right in Jackson lake if you choose. Otherwise, it makes a great spot for photos at sunrise and with the mountain reflections on the lake.
This one is a bit of a hike attached to it but you can get some up-close views of the Tetons that most people won’t get to see. There are also many times wildlife in the area that offer great photos too. Make sure to talk to a ranger about the Cade Canyon hike to get all the details before hiking.
Another one that requires a bit of a hike but the lake itself is beautiful with turquoise waters. Be warned though the Delta Lake hike is a hard one! So if you are up for the challenge the rewards are beautiful.
South Entrance Grand Teton Sign
This one is one everyone visiting the National Park needs to get and that is the Grand Teton National Park Sign. There will be one at every entrance BUT I personally think the one at the south entrance has the best photos. Why? Because you can angle your self tot eh side and get the massive Teton Mountains in the background!
These are some of the Best Places to Photograph in Grand Teton National Park. If you plan a visit here, be sure to pick out a handful of these sights to stop for a pic. If you’ve been here before, what was your favorite spot in the park for a picture?
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