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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton has spectacular scenery, from snow covered peaks to green meadows covered with wildflowers, pronghorn grazing in the sage flats, moose munching on willow thickets, and the Snake River winding through the valley. Traveling in the park, kids can hike to high mountain canyons and lakes, bike for miles, float down the Snake River, spot amazing wildlife in their natural habitat, or just enjoy dabbling toes in a sparkling lake. Watch Travel for Kids video - Grand Teton highlights.
Grand Teton Photo Album
    Moose Junction
    Jenny Lake
    Colter Bay
    Grand Teton wildlife
    Tips for Grand Teton with kids
  Wildlife – Grand Teton has such an abundance of wildlife, and it’s a real treat to see them in their natural habitat. The best time to spot wildlife is often early in the morning or late evening (it’s still light at 9:00pm in summer). Along Gros Vente Rd. which winds along the river, look for moose, find bison, elk and pronghorn at Antelope Flats Rd., white pelicans at Oxbow Bend, bald eagles in the trees along the Snake River.
    On our first trip, it was well-worthwhile to take a guided wildlife tour, about four hours. Our guide took us around the valley, we learned all sorts of cool stuff about wildlife, geology and history of the Jackson Hole valley, and really got to see the animals. (It isn’t always easy to see a moose in the willows, until you know to look for waving branches).
Snake River float trip
  Float trips – Float trips down the Snake River are fun for everyone in the family. Ours was a combination cookout and float trip at sunset. Our guide did all the rowing, all we had to do was sit back and enjoy the marvelous scenery and wildlife along the river (great blue herons, bald eagles, osprey, bison, elk, beaver lodges). Older kids will also enjoy two hour white water rafting trips down the river.
    Go camping – There are five campgrounds in the park, Jenny Lake campground is tents only, Colter Bay has tent cabin sites and an RV park. In summer there are campfire and junior ranger programs and ranger-led hikes.
Campground reservations are required! Reserve up to 6 months ahead.
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what i saw in grand teton  
What I Saw in Grand Teton
Julie Gillum Lue, Christopher Cauble

Kid's guide to wildlife, peaks, lakes, rivers, flowers, trees in Grand Teton, and keep track of different animals you'll see. Info and photos about moose, bison, pronghorn, elk, mule deer, beaver, black bear, bald eagle, osprey, red squirrel, white pelican, and where to locate the wildlife - very handy!
(Picture - Activity book)



Explore Grand Teton with Ranger Red Fox – how the mountains were formed, Snake River, over 100 lakes, amazing animals, mini-field guide, wildflower tracker, map. Fun for younger kids. (Picture book)



Find out about Grand Teton National Park – how the rocky peaks were formed, lakes and rivers, alpine meadows and lush forests, wildlife (moose, bison, pronghorn, osprey, bald eagles, wolves), Native Americans and early explorers, conservation and protecting the park. (Easy reader)


Path of the Pronghorn
Cat Urbigkit, Mark Gocke

When you see the pronghorn running through the sagebrush, it's something you'll never forget. Follow the year long migration of a pronghorn herd through Wyoming to spend the summer in Grand Teton. Beautifully photographed. (Picture book)

And a board book, fun for little kids: Pronghorn Babies


childrens books grand teton Path of the Pronghorn
Bison kids books yellowstone  
Cherie Winner

Bison are big and you’re sure to see them in Grand Teton. Find out how bison are the largest land animal in North America, have good hearing and sense of smell, but don’t see well, live in herds, and are fierce fighters. (Illustrated chapter book)


Anthony D. Fredericks

Before you start searching for moose in Grand Teton, learn about these odd-looking animals. Moose have a short tail, large ears, skinny legs, can weigh up to 1,800 pounds, eat only plants, run very fast, are good swimmers, and more. (Illustrated chapter book)


Moose - kids books grand teton
A Pika's Tail
Sally Plumb, Lawrence Ormsby

When we visited Cascade Canyon, we saw pika running around the rocks. This is a delightful story about a pika, named Beeejer - he wants a tail like the marmots. Beautifully illustrated with all the scenery in Cascade Canyon.(Picture book)


Jenny of the Tetons
Kristiana Gregory

An orphan girl, Carrie Hill, comes to live with the Leigh family, a trapper “Beaver Dick,” his Shoshone wife Jenny, and children. Based on real people and events (Jenny Lake is named after Jenny Leigh), the novel captures life in an earlier century, living by the lakes at the foot of the snowy Teton mountains. (Chapter book)


Jenny of the Tetons kids books

This is our favorite field guide for Grand Teton - it includes mammals (bison, elk, pronghorn), birds, fish, reptiles, insects, plants, tracks & scat. Illustrations for each entry, and clearly organized. (Guidebook)


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