Every year, millions of people travel to Wyoming to visit Yellowstone National Park. While the nation’s first National Park certainly deserves all of the attention that it gets, plenty of people walking the boardwalks and watching the geysers don’t realize that they’re just a few miles away from another world of wonders – Grand Teton National Park. It may very well be the most iconic national park in Wyoming. From its rugged mountain views to crystal-clear lakes and the opportunity to stop some extraordinary wildlife, this Wyoming national park truly has something for everyone. Below you’ll find the ultimate guide to exploring Grand Teton National Park. You’ll soon discover why this place demands a spot on your bucket list!

Accessibility: All lodges, except for the Grand Teton Climber’s Ranch, offer some accessible rooms or cabins. Gros Ventre, Jenny Lake, and Colter Pay campgrounds are on flat terrain that should be navigable for visitors with mobility impairments. All three of the above campgrounds also offer partially accessible bathroom facilities. There are several accessible trails and the park is continually working on improving access to the natural beauty in the area for all. For more information, view the park’s accessibility guide here.

Pet Friendly: While we love to travel with our pets, Grand Teton National Park is not the best place to bring your pup. If you must bring your dog along, be aware that they have to stay within 30 feet of roadways at any given time, be leashed, and cannot be left unattended. Additionally, no dogs are allowed on park trails or in park waters. For more details, visit the park’s pet regulations page here.

Parking: Parking areas at popular trailheads may fill up, but there are improved lots at most of the visitor centers and facilities. Additionally, the park’s main roads offer multiple scenic turnout viewpoints, where you can park and take in the most iconic sights.

Seasonal Access: The park is open 24/7 all year long, but amenities and services are limited from November through April. In the winter, all campgrounds and most visitor centers are closed, and the main road through the park is only open to snowshoe and ski traffic. Most visitors plan their trip between May and September. 

Cost: Grand Teton National Park charges an entrance fee. For private cars, the cost is $35. For motorcycles, it’s $30, and for anyone arriving on foot or by bicycle, the fee is $20. Your pass is good for seven consecutive days from purchase. Yellowstone National Park charges a separate entrance fee as well, and visitors to both parks are encouraged to purchase an annual National Parks pass

Free National Park Days: On select days throughout the year, the National Park Service offers fee-free days. These days are typically offered on the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the first day of national Park Week (usually toward the end of April), the Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act on August 4th, National Public Lands Day, and Veterans Day.

Restrooms: Bathrooms can be found at most visitor centers throughout the park. There are also vault toilets located throughout the park, most typically at overlook areas.

Curious to see all the magic that awaits you at this stunning national park? Watch the video below to see Grand Teton National Park from a breathtaking perspective:

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Grand Teton National Park

How many national parks are there in Wyoming?

There are two national parks in Wyoming: Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

What should I put on my Wyoming bucket list?

There are so many bucket-list-worthy places to see in Wyoming! Some of our top recommendations for incredible attractions in Wyoming include:

  • Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park
  • Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park
  •  Devils Tower National Monument / Bears Lodge
  • Heart Mountain
  • Ayres Natural Bridge
  • Green River Lakes / Squaretop Mountain
  • Fossil Butte National Monument


What are the most popular national parks in the U.S.?

The U.S. is positively brimming with jaw-dropping national parks, and each one is worthy of a visit! The most popular national parks in the U.S. include:

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Glacier National Park
  • Acadia National Park