Grand Tetons: A Family Vacation in the Wild

early morning view of the Grand Tetons
Early morning view of the Grand Tetons

Starting Your Grand Tetons Family Vacation

It’s easy to combine Grand Teton National Park with Yellowstone, but they both have their own vibe and can be done together or separately with plenty of family vacation adventure in the wild. The vistas alone are awe inspiring, but you can enjoy many days trekking through the park or playing in the lakes. Driving into Jackson, WY is like driving into an updated ritzy old west town. We stayed at Cowboy Village Resort that is within walking distance of the town square where restaurants, bars, breweries, shopping and tour companies are within easy reach.

Mormon Row Grand Teton National Park
Mormon row outside of the Tetons

Make The Grand Tetons a Family Vacation to Remember Forever

Inside the the Grand Tetons you will have ample opportunity to see wildlife, do day hikes or multi-day treks, canoe on Jenny Lake, fish on Jackson Lake, and have your kids participate in the junior ranger program. One memorable night we drove down to Mormon Row to await the sunset and boy did we get a beauty. Definitely take the aerial tram up from Teton Village to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. You can buy tickets to catch the tram at the base of the village and grab a bite before or after. It gets chilly up there even in the summer, but you can stuff yourself with some gourmet waffles and coffee to warm up. 

Boat Rental Fun on Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Lake

We had a beautiful spring day on Jackson Lake and so we decided to take advantage of the incredible weather. We were thinking about horseback riding, but the bears were out and on the trails so they had to shut down riding for the day. The next best option was to rent a boat and get out on the lake for a few hours. Colter Bay in Grand Teton National Park is a great place to get rentals for all types of water activities.

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