The Grand Teton National Park area has been inhabited by humans for more than 11,000 years. In the nineteenth century, settlers attempted to carve out a living by ranching. Located in northwestern Wyoming, the park protects the Teton Range.
In 1897, President Grover Cleveland set up the Teton Forest Reserve and in 1908 it became Teton National Forest. By 1929, the area was designated as a national park.
The park has six ranger stations, six campgrounds and two RV villages. Activities include biking, horseback riding, bird watching and snow skiing.
Total park size is 309,995 acres which includes eight mountain peaks over 12,000 feet. The Grand Teton is a towering 13,770 feet.
There are 12 glaciers in the park. Some of their names are Skillet, Triple and Schoolroom.
Bears roam the park and are attracted to food. It is recommended that visitors clean their camp after eating, and never feed the bears or attempt to make contact.
Dress appropriately. During spring, summer and fall, bring rain gear. For winter, wear multilayer clothes, a hat, gloves and warm boots.