Stay at our cabin hotels Grand Tetons, enjoy the wildlife
The Grand Tetons area is a wonderful place to observe a wide variety of native animals. If you want to learn more about the species that inhabit Grand Teton National Park and the surrounding area, there are many ranger-led programs, including guided hikes, slide shows, children’s activities, and wildlife viewing. Here are some of the areas in Grand Teton National Park that are especially good for viewing wildlife.
Oxbow Bend: One mile east of Jackson Lake Junction on Highway 89, you’ll see the Snake River get very wide. The slow moving water here provides good habitat for fish, that then feed river otters, osprey, bald eagles and American white pelicans. You can also see beavers and muskrats in the water. Moose eat the willows at water’s edge, and sometimes elk can be spotted in the aspen groves to the east. Black bears and even an occasional grizzly bear can also be found here.
Timbered Island: Southeast of Jenny Lake is a forested ridge where small groups of pronghorn antelope feed on sagebrush during the day. At dawn and dusk, elk emerge to graze on grasses growing in and around the sagebrush.
Mormon Row: Along Mormon Row and Antelope Flats Road is a good place to spot bison and antelope in the spring , summer and fall. You might also see coyotes, northern harriers, American kestrels and sage grouse in this area.
This is just the beginning of a list of many places in Grand Teton National Park where you can see magnificent wild animals in their natural habitat. The main rule to remember when you are in the vicinity of wild animals is to keep your distance. Whether in a vehicle or on foot, you must keep a distance of at least 100 yards from bears and wolves, and 25 yards from all other animals. This is for your protection and the safety of the animals, too.
Make your reservations with us, and be sure to ask us where you can go to have the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the area.