Road Trip: Worth the Drive Wyoming
Mar 1, 2013
90 Miles of Serious Scenery
There are only about 90 miles between Jackson Hole, WY, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, but you’ll want at least a week for exploring this stretch of scenic road. Check out this ultimate road trip itinerary…
Starting point: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
With its proximity to two stunning National Parks, Jackson Hole is a great place to begin and end this once-in-a-lifetime drive. While you’re there, head over to Teton Village for an aerial tram ride with 360-degree panoramic views that offer a glimpse into your adventure ahead.
Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park
Five miles past the Jackson Hole Airport along US-191N/US-26E/US-89N you’ll find yourself at the entrance to Grand Teton National Park. Sure, you could skirt right through the park and take in the lakes and majestic peaks quickly, or you could head out on an overnight sea kayaking adventure to explore countless inlets and miles of shoreline on Jackson Lake. You’re not in a rush are you? Good. Then think about combining that kayaking trip with an ultra-scenic float down the Snake River through the heart of Grand Teton National Park.
Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park
Continue on US-191N/US-26E/US-89N toward Yellowstone for approximately 60 miles. As you drive to Yellowstone, enjoy the jagged glory of the 13,770-foot Grand Teton, and keep your eyes open for elk, moose, and bison. Ready to finally see Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone? This impressive national park is your playground for as many days as you like. Want more paddling? Try out a half-day sea kayaking excursion on Yellowstone Lake, past the steaming and shimmering geothermal features of the West Thumb Geyser Basin. Or, opt for a guided trek into the backcountry with The Wildland Trekking Company.
Here’s the official route…