48 Hours in Grand Teton National Park - My Yellowstone Park

48 Hours in Grand Teton National Park

Get ready for a vacation of a lifetime. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Grand Teton from amazing hiking trails to scenic boat rides and the best huckleberry milkshake ever.
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DAY ONE

Breakfast in the Mural Dining Room

The Mural Room dining in Grand Teton National Park

Mural Room dining

Start the day with breakfast at the Mural Dining Room in Jackson Lake Lodge for a delicious breakfast with unforgettable views. The floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows offer outstanding views of the Tetons. 

Drive Teton Park Road

Driving an inner-park road in Grand Teton National Park

Driving an inner-park road in Grand Teton National Park

Spot wildlife and stop for a picnic on this 21-mile scenic drive in the park. It stretches from Moose to Jackson Lake Junction. 

String Lake Loop

String Lake in Grand Teton National Park

String Lake in Grand Teton National Park

Hike this easy 3.8-mile loop around String Lake and see mountains reflected in the lake’s waters. Its shallow, warmer waters make it a good spot to take a dip or rent a kayak. Walk clockwise to mellow the elevation grade. Access it by heading northwest at the North Jenny Lake Junction and right at String Lake. 

Get a Huckleberry Milkshake

Huckleberry Milkshake

Milkshake with the view

Stop at the Pioneer Grill in the Jackson Lake Lodge for the best milkshake ever. After you take a sip, you’ll understand why bears seek out huckleberry bushes to feast. 

DAY TWO

Jackson Lake Boat Cruise

Colter Bay Scenic Lake Cruise on the Rendezvous. Photo courtesy of Grand Teton Lodge Co.

Colter Bay Scenic Lake Cruise on the Rendezvous

Go on a scenic cruise for a breakfast, lunch or dinner cruise on Jackson Lake where you’ll fuel up on great views and food on Elk Island. Being on Jackson Lake gives you a whole different perspective. 

Visit Mormon Row

A barn on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park

A barn on Mormon Row in the park

Founded in the 1890s by Mormon settlers from Idaho, this community was once home to 27 homesteads. Today you can see T.A. Moulton’s famous barn that appears in many photos of the Tetons. Drive north from Jackson on highway 191 past Moose Junction and turn right onto Antelope Flats Road and drive for about 1.5 miles. A trail brochure and interpretive sign can be found at the parking lot.

Hike to Amphitheatre Lake

Amphitheater Lake in Grand Teton National Park

Amphitheater Lake in Grand Teton National Park

This beautiful trail gives you great views of the 13,770-foot Grand Teton and Mt. Owens that stands nearly 13,000 feet high.

Blue Heron Lounge

Blue Heron Lounge in Grand Teton National Park

Blue Heron Lounge

Get a drink in the evening at the Blue Heron Lounge in Jackson Lake Lodge, named the best watering hole for humans in the park by the National Park Foundation.

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