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The Grand Teton scenic loop drive is the main road that loops around Grand Teton National Park.

If you have limited time in Grand Teton National Park, then this is the area that you’ll want to focus your Grand Teton activities.

 

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton scenic loop drive: driving through grand teton national park. 42 mile scenic loop drive. wyoming travel blog

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton scenic loop drive: driving through grand teton national park to see teton mountain range with quick stops. 42 mile scenic loop drive. wyoming travel blog

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton scenic loop drive: driving through grand teton national park. 42 mile scenic loop drive. wyoming travel blog

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton scenic loop drive: driving through grand teton national park to do to see historic district. 42 mile scenic loop drive. wyoming travel blog

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton scenic loop drive: driving through grand teton national park to do to short hiking trails. 42 mile scenic loop drive. wyoming travel blog

 

 

You can just drive through Grand Teton National Park!

You could make your one day in Grand Teton National Park just all about the 42-mile scenic loop drive.

There are plenty of quick stops you can make to get some epic pictures of Teton mountain range.

Or, if you are truly limited on time, you really don’t even need to get out of the car to see the epic views! There are plenty of mountain views to be seen as you are driving without stepping foot outside of your car.

Along the scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park, you’ll also find the start of some of the most popular hiking trails in the Tetons.

 

 

MAP: Grand Teton scenic loop drive

Map of 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park. wyoming travel blog
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2 days in Grand Teton National Park

It is quite reasonable to do the entire Grand Teton scenic loop drive in one day.

And it can also be perfect to break up the Grand Teton scenic loop drive into 2 days.

On day 1, you can do one side of the loop, along with 1-2 along hiking trails.

And on day 2, you can do the other side of the loop, along with another 1-2 hiking trails.

Below will show you a list of what you can see on each of the sides of the Grand Teton scenic loop.

 

 

The Grand Teton National Park is one of the best scenic drives in Wyoming!

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More below about how to spend your time in Grand Teton National Park along the Grand Teton scenic loop road!

 

 

 


 

 

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20+ things to do in Grand Teton National Park along the 42 mile scenic loop drive

Stops you can make as you drive through Grand Teton National Park!

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton scenic loop drive: driving through grand teton national park. 42 mile scenic loop drive. wyoming travel blog

 

I did a drive through Grand Teton National Park at the end of September 2021.

 

 

Moose to Moran WY – driving the western side of the 42-mile scenic loop road: US-26/89/191

Map of 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: outer loop, east. jackson hole to moose to moran wy. wyoming travel blog
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The eastern side is the side of the Grand Teton scenic loop road that is further away from the Teton mountain range. This means that overall you’ll get more distant views of the Teton Range while doing this part of the drive.

If you were to drive from Moose WY to Moran WY without any stops, it would take around 20-30 minutes.

For reference, Jackson WY to Moose WY is around a 20 minute drive. (map)

 

 

1. Morman Row Historic District

You’ll turn off the main road to drive down Antelope Flats Road to Morman Row Historic District.

The Mormon Row Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The T.A. Moulton Barn of the T.A. Moulton Homestead is said to be the “most photographed barn in America.”

 

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: mormon row historic district, most photographed barn in america. ta moulton barn. wyoming travel blog
👆👆 Walking around the Mormon Row Historic District at the Thomas Alma Moulton historic homestead.

 

There are 6 homesteads that are part of the Mormon Row Historic District that are being preserved. So it would be possible to easily spend at least an hour here if you want to walk around all of the different homesteads.

 

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: mormon row historic district, john moulton homestead. wyoming travel blog

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: mormon row historic district. john moulton homestead. wyoming travel blog
👆👆 Walking around the Mormon Row Historic District at the John Moulton historic homestead.

 

👇 Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park from Glacier View to Mormon Row.

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park from glacier view turnout to mormon row historic district, north to south. wyoming travel blog

 

 

2. Glacier View Turnout

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stop to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: glacier view turnout. ta moulton barn. wyoming travel blog

 

The Glacier View Turnout can be a quick stop along the scenic loop drive. The parking lot is right alongside the main road. There’s a short walk to the official Glacier View lookout spot.

 

Stop to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: glacier view turnout. ta moulton barn. wyoming travel blog

 

 

3. Schwabacher Landing

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: Schwabacher Landing. views of river and Teton mountain range. wyoming travel blog

 

You’ll turn off the main road to drive down the Schwabacher Landing Road.

 

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: Schwabacher Landing Road. wyoming travel blog

 

At the end of the road is where you’ll find parking for Schwabacher Landing.

You can then see views of the river with the Teton Range in the background.

There’s also a trail that you can take for more views of the river and mountains as you walk.

 

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: Schwabacher Landing. views of river and Teton mountain range. wyoming travel blog

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: Schwabacher Landing. views of river and Teton mountain range. wyoming travel blog

 

 

4. Teton Point Turnout

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: teton point turnout. wyoming travel blog

 

The Teton Point Turnout can be a quick stop along the scenic loop drive. The parking lot is right alongside the main road.

 

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Parking spots while driving through Grand Teton National Park - Teton Point turnout. wyoming travel blog

 

 

5. Snake River Overlook

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: snake river overlook. wyoming travel blog

 

The Snake River Overlook is another spot where you can see a river with the Teton Range in the background… although the river is a bit more obscured by the trees!

 

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: snake river overlook. wyoming travel blog

 

👇 Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park from the Snake River Overlook to Elk Ranch Flats.
Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park from elk ranch flats to snake river overlook, north to south. wyoming travel blog

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park from elk ranch flats to snake river overlook, north to south. wyoming travel blog

 

 

6. Cunningham Cabin Historic Site

This is another historic site in Grand Teton National Park that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is another spot where you can see a historic building with the Teton Range in the background.

I did not go to this, but see the pictures.

 

 

7. Elk Ranch Flats Turnout

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: elk ranch flats turnout. wyoming travel blog

 

The Elk Ranch Flats Turnout can be a quick stop along the scenic loop drive. The parking lot is right alongside the main road.

 

 

8. Oxbow Bend turnout

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: oxbow bend turnout. wyoming travel blog

 

The Oxbow Bend turnout is another spot where you can see a river with the Teton Range in the background.

The parking lot is right alongside the main road.

 

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: oxbow bend parking. wyoming travel blog

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: oxbow bend turnout. wyoming travel blog

 

 

Jackson Lake Junction to Moose WY – driving the western side of the 42-mile scenic loop road: Teton Park Road

Map of 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: inner loop, west. yellowstone to jackson hole. wyoming travel blog

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The western side is the side of the Grand Teton scenic loop road that is closer to the Teton mountain range. This means that overall you’ll get closer views of the Teton Range while doing this part of the drive.

If you were to drive the Teton Park Road from the Jackson Lake Junction to Moose WY without any stops, it would take around 40-50 minutes.

Again for reference, Moose WY to Jackson WY is around a 20 minute drive.

If you are driving from Yellowstone National Park to the Grand Teton scenic loop road, then the Jackson Lake Junction is where you will arrive onto the Grand Teton scenic loop road. (map)

From here, you can continue driving south on the western side of the loop. Or you might do a quick drive to Oxbow Bend Overlook first, and then continue driving south on the western side of the loop. Or you can drive onto the eastern side of the loop to do the list above from the bottom up!

Driving from Old Faithful in Yellowstone to the Jackson Lake junction is around a 1.5 hour drive. (map)

Driving from the West Thumb Geyser Basin in Yellowstone to the Jackson Lake junction is around a 1 hour and 5 minute drive. (map)

Driving from Old Faithful in Yellowstone to Jackson WY by taking the Teton Park Road would be around 2.5 hours without any stops. (map)

 

 

👇 Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park from the Oxbow Bend to Jackson Lake Dam.
Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park from oxbow bend to jackson lake dam, north to south. wyoming travel blog

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park from oxbow bend to jackson lake dam, north to south. wyoming travel blog

 

 

9. Jackson Lake Dam Overlook

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: jackson lake dam. wyoming travel blog

 

When driving in the direction of Moran to Moose, you’ll drive across a bridge over the Jackson Lake Dam, and then there will be a parking lot on the other side of the bridge.

 

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: jackson lake dam. wyoming travel blog

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: jackson lake dam. wyoming travel blog

 

👇 Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park from Jackson Lake Dam to Signal Mountain Road.
Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park from jackson lake dam to signal mountain road, north to south. wyoming travel blog

 

 

10. Chapel of the Sacred Heart

This is an operating chapel in the summer, and “regular weekend Masses are celebrated June through September.”

If you drive down the road to Chapel of the Sacred Heart, then aside from the historic chapel, there is also a picnic area with views of Jackson Lake.

 

 

11. Signal Mountain Road

You’ll turn off the main road to drive down the road to the Signal Mountain summit.

I did not drive the Signal Mountain Road, but see the pictures.

 

👇 Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park from Signal Mountain Road to Potholes Turnout.
Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park from jackson lake dam to signal mountain road to potholes turnout, north to south. wyoming travel blog

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park from jackson lake dam to signal mountain road to potholes turnout, north to south. wyoming travel blog

 

 

12. Potholes Turnout

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: potholes turnout. wyoming travel blog

 

If your first experience of driving through Grand Teton National Park is from Moran to Moose along Teton Park Road, or from Yellowstone to Jackson along Teton Park Road, then the Potholes Turnout is a worthy first stop to make!

You’ll get views of the Teton Range from the Potholes Turnout parking lot, and you can also take a trail out into the field to walk with views of the mountains!

 

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: potholes trail. wyoming travel blog

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: potholes trail. wyoming travel blog

 

As you continue driving, you will see epic views of the Teton Range!

 

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park from potholes to mount moran turnout, north to south. wyoming travel blog

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park from potholes to mount moran turnout, north to south. wyoming travel blog
👆 Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park from Potholes Turnout to Mount Moran Turnout.

 

 

13. Mount Moran Turnout

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: mount moran turnout. wyoming travel blog

 

The Mount Moran turnout is another spot that you can stop for a look at the Teton Range.

 

 

14. Mountain View turnout

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: mountain view turnout. wyoming travel blog

 

The Mountain View turnout is… a spot you can get mountain views! 😜

 

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: mountain view turnout parking. wyoming travel blog

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: mountain view turnout. wyoming travel blog

 

 

15. Jenny Lake Road at the North Jenny Lake Junction

You’ll turn off the main road at the North Jenny Lake Junction to turn onto Jenny Lake Road.

Jenny Lake Road is also where you’ll find the trailheads for the Leigh Lake Trail and String Lake Trail. There’s also a picnic area at the Leigh Lake trailhead.

 

👇 Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park from the Mount Moran turnout to Jenny Lake Road.
Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park to jenny lake road from mount moran turnout. wyoming travel blog

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park to jenny lake road from mount moran turnout. wyoming travel blog

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park to jenny lake road from mount moran turnout. wyoming travel blog

 

👇 Driving the Jenny Lake Road off of 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park from the North Jenny Lake junction.
Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park off of north jenny lake junction onto jenny lake road. wyoming travel blog

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park off of north jenny lake junction onto jenny lake road. wyoming travel blog

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park off of north jenny lake junction onto jenny lake road. wyoming travel blog

 

 

16. Cathedral Group Turnout

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: cathedral group turnout. wyoming travel blog

 

You will also find the Cathedral Group turnout along Jenny Lake Road.

 

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: cathedral group parking. wyoming travel blog

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: cathedral group parking. wyoming travel blog

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: cathedral group turnout. wyoming travel blog

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: cathedral group turnout. wyoming travel blog

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: cathedral group turnout. wyoming travel blog

 

And then, you’ll keep driving Jenny Lake Road and it will become a one-way road continuing on the Jenny Lake Scenic Drive.

 

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park to jenny lake scenic drive from cathedral group to jenny lake overlook. wyoming travel blog

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park to jenny lake scenic drive from cathedral group to jenny lake overlook. wyoming travel blog

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park to jenny lake scenic drive from cathedral group to jenny lake overlook. wyoming travel blog

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park to jenny lake scenic drive from cathedral group to jenny lake overlook. wyoming travel blog

 

 

17. Jenny Lake Overlook

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: jenny lake overlook. wyoming travel blog

 

It’s along the one-way road of Jenny Lake Scenic Drive that you’ll find the Jenny Lake Overlook.

 

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: jenny lake overlook. wyoming travel blog

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: jenny lake overlook. wyoming travel blog

 

As you keep driving on Jenny Lake Road, you will end up back at the 42-mile scenic loop road.

 

 

18. Cascade Canyon Turnout

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: canyon cascade turnout. wyoming travel blog

 

If you skip the turn-off onto the Jenny Lake Scenic Drive, then you’ll come across the Cascade Canyon Turnout.

If you do the Jenny Lake Scenic Drive, then basically this turnout is along the portion of the road that you miss on the 42-mile scenic loop road.

So if you want to make a stop at this turnout, after you’ve completed the Jenny Lake Scenic Drive, you’ll seemingly do a little backtracking to get here.

 

👇 Driving to Jenny Lake Visitor Center off of 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park.
Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park to jenny lake visitor center. wyoming travel blog

 

 

19. Jenny Lake Visitor Center

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: jenny lake visitor center. wyoming travel blog

 

The Jenny Lake Visitor Center is a big Grand Teton National Park visitor center along the 42-mile scenic loop road.

 

 

20. Road to Lupine Meadows trailhead

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park to lupine meadows road. wyoming travel blog

 

South of the Jenny Lake Visitor Center, you will come across the road to the Lupine Meadows trailhead. This is where you will start a number of popular Grand Teton hiking trails, including the hike to Delta Lake, Surprise Lake, and Amphitheater Lake.

 

Driving the 42-mile scenic loop road in Grand Teton National Park: Driving through Grand Teton National Park to lupine meadows road. wyoming travel blog

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: hiking from lupine meadows trailhead. wyoming travel blog

 

See more: One day in Grand Teton National Park with hiking

 

 

21. Teton Glacier Turnout

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: teton glacier turnout. wyoming travel blog

 

The Teton Glacier Turnout can be a quick stop along the scenic loop drive. The parking lot is right alongside the main road. There is also a small picnic area here so you can eat with mountain views!

 

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: teton glacier parking. wyoming travel blog

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: teton glacier picnic area. wyoming travel blog

 

 

22. Taggart Lake trailhead

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: hiking from taggart lake trailhead. wyoming travel blog

 

The Taggart Lake Trail is a popular Grand Teton hiking trail, and you’ll see the Taggart Lake trailhead parking lot as you’re driving along this section of the scenic loop road. There is overflow parking directly along the scenic loop road around this parking lot.

 

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: taggart lake trailhead parking. wyoming travel blog

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: taggart lake trailhead parking. wyoming travel blog

Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: taggart lake trailhead. wyoming travel blog

 

This is also a spot where you can pick up the biking trail.

 

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Stops to make while driving the Grand Teton scenic loop drive: biking trail from taggart lake trailhead. wyoming travel blog

 

 

23. Menors Ferry Historic District

This is another historic district in Grand Teton National Park.

I did not go to this, but see the pictures.

 

 

And that’s a bit about some things to do in Grand Teton National Park!

 

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HAPPY DRIVING THROUGH GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK!

 

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