Teton & Yellowstone National Parks

I recently had the opportunity to visit Teton National Park which is comprised of over 300,000 acres in northwest Wyoming.   Grand Teton National Park is a popular destination for mountaineering, hiking, fishing and other forms of recreation.  Noted for world-renowned trout fishing, the park is one of the few places to catch Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat trout.  Jenny Lake is stunningly beautiful. And Jenny Lake Lodge is top notch, combining rustic western charm with luxury.  Meals are taken in the Jenny Lake Lodge award winning dining room where both the food and service are excellent.

 

Yellowstone National Park is located primarily in the state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone, widely held to be the first national park in the world, is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park.   It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is dominant.  Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles, comprising lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges.  Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera,  the largest supervolcano on the continent. The caldera is considered an active volcano.  The Yellowstone Park Bison Herd is the oldest and largest public bison herd in the US.

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