The Teton Range has some of the most beautiful landscape views in the country. As you plan your mountaineering trip, you’ll likely want to structure your climbs around ability and available views. However, you don’t need to be an expert mountaineer to experience a breathtaking glimpse of the Teton Range. Below, we have our three favorite, easy-access views of and within the Tetons.
Phelps Lake—The 1,106-acre Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve is nestled on the shore of Phelps Lake, a stunningly clear body of water surrounded by forest and shrouded in mist. The 7.2-mile round-trip hike will bring you around the Lake itself, allowing hikers to catch some of the most beautiful views available of the Teton Range. The hike begins with a short walk to reach the Laurence S. Rockefeller Visitor Center, then leads through the dense, mixed forest. This is also an excellent spot for photographic the area’s beautiful wildflowers.
Snake River Overlook—The Snake River Overlook is one of the best places to catch a sunrise or a sunset. Made famous by Ansel Adams, this view has everything you want in a wildlife photo—regardless of season or time of day. The dramatic overlook provides views of the Snake River flowing along the Teton Mountains, allowing visitors to better grasp their size and height. After the sunset hike and photograph session, spend the rest of your day floating down the river.
Mormon Row—Mormon Row is home to the famous Moulton Barn, one of the most photographed structures in the Teton Range. The Barn, built in the early 20th century, has become an unofficial symbol of Jackson Hole. The man-made structure contrasted with the towering mountains in the background makes for one of the most memorable views of the Tetons available.