Most people plan to pack a lot of activities into a Jackson Hole vacation, and we have no shortage of those at Rustic Inn. Still, sometimes you just need to find some time to pause and take in all the beauty of this area. In addition to the Jackson Hole activities you’re planning, here are some Grand Teton must-see views.
Moose Village Chapel
The picturesque Chapel of the Transfiguration is worth a visit on its own, but when you come here, you’ll get a bonus: some of the best views of the Teton Range in Grand Teton National Park. The chapel was built in 1925 and has colorful stained glass windows; you can take in the views of the mountains from inside the chapel, too, since it’s open 24 hours a day.
Snake River Overlook
If you’re a photography buff, you might know Snake River Overlook from the famous Ansel Adams photo that dates back to 1942. Although the view isn’t quite the same as it was back then—there are more trees now!—it’s still one of the Grand Teton’s must-see locations for taking in the views of the river, trees, and the Teton ranges in the distance.
Signal Mountain is known for offering panoramic views, not only of the Grand Tetons, but also Jackson Lake, the Gros Ventre Mountains, and Antelope Flats. Note, though, that you’ll get different views from different points on the mountain! The summit looks out in the opposite direction of the Grand Tetons, so it’s the Jackson Lake Overview that you’ll want to visit for the Tetons view. If you’re an early riser, try to get there in time to see the sunrise over the mountains.
The Togwotee Overlook is great for history buffs and for views of the Grand Tetons. There’s signage with information about local history, and an unobstructed view of the mountains. From here, you can take a hike through the forest to the summit of Angle Mountain for more Tetons views, but it’s only recommended for experienced hikers.
Jackson Lake is located on the edge of the Grand Tetons, which means the whole length of the lake offers stunning views of the range, with the best views on the southern end. Rent a boat or kayak and take in the mountain vistas while enjoying a boat ride!
Oxbow Bend is a U-shaped bend in the Snake River and it also happens to be one of the most photographed views of the Grand Teton Range. It’s well-known as a terrific place for wildlife photography and for enjoying the sunset. Dusk is the perfect time for spotting moose, so be on the lookout!
Moose Wilson Road
Moose Wilson Road follows the Snake River and connects the towns of Moose and Wilson. The whole road is scenic, but there are also places to turn off to get a better view of wildlife (especially moose!) and the Grand Tetons. Note that Moose Wilson Road is closed between November and mid-May, and it’s sometimes closed at other times because of grizzly bears, so plan your trip accordingly.
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