Grand adventure awaits in Grand Teton National Park. Named for the highest peak in the Teton Range, and lying in the panoramic valley of Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park is an untamed world of crystal lakes, rocky canyons, and breathtaking mountain views. Visitors will discover a variety of outdoor experiences, from hiking to kayaking, or may enjoy the park overnight in one of seven lodges or seven campgrounds. With 310,000 acres to explore, the old west is still wild in Grand Teton National Park.

Weather in Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Hole locals know that weather in Grand Teton National Park can be as varied and surprising as the terrain itself.

The most popular months to visit the park are May through September. Rain is common in May and early June. July-September are the warmest, driest months, though visitors may experience days on which bright, sunny mornings quickly give way to cool, rainy afternoons and are wise to dress for unpredictable mountain conditions. Daytime temperatures in summer are typically in the high 70s, ideal weather for rock climbing or horseback riding, but may dip as low as 30s-40s overnight.

Snow is expected the rest of the year and blankets the landscape during winter months. Well-prepared winter visitors can explore the terrain by cross-country ski or snowshoe or witness the abundant wildlife active in the park like elk, deer, and bison. Winter daytime highs are in the 20s.

Best Hikes in Grand Teton National Park

With more than 250 miles of trails, Grand Teton National Park has picturesque hikes for visitors of every skill level.

Taggart Lake Loop

Among the most popular and easy hikes in the park, Taggart Lake Loop offers immediate views of Grand Teton from both the trail and the shores of Taggart Lake. Flat and well maintained, this trail is suitable for even the park’s youngest visitors.

Amphitheater Lake Trail

Considered by many to be the best hike in the park, Amphitheater Lake Trail is well suited to more experienced explorers. Those up for the challenge of this forest hike are rewarded with stunning views of Grand Teton, Disappointment Peak, and Teewinot Mountain as well as both Surprise and Amphitheater Lakes.

Cascade Canyon

This moderate hike takes park visitors past Hidden Falls, a 100-foot-high waterfall, and onto Inspiration Point and its scenic views of Grand Teton, Mount Owen, and Jenny Lake.

Hotels Near Grand Teton National Park

Visitors to the park can choose from an expansive selection of lodging options — ranging from rugged to luxurious — in one of several surrounding towns, or in the park itself.

The Wort Hotel – Jackson, WY 

History meets luxury at The Wort Hotel in the heart of downtown Jackson. Built in 1941, this boutique hotel features various frontier-themed rooms and a vast collection of western art. 

Alpenhof Lodge – Teton Village 

Set in cozy Teton Village, just outside the park entrance, Alpenhof Lodge is a welcoming, Bavarian-inspired mountain inn. Roaring fireplaces and hand-carved furniture, make Alpenhof Lodge the perfect retreat after a day of snowboarding or skiing.

Grand Teton Lodge Company

For those who want to experience the park overnight without sleeping under the stars, Grand Teton Lodge Company operates four unique destinations on park grounds. Overlooking Jackson Lake, Jackson Lake Lodge offers a modern hotel experience surrounded by natural beauty while visitors seeking a more rustic stay will find authentic homestead log cabins at Colter Bay Village.