Grand Teton National Park

a national park in NW Wyoming, including a portion of the Teton Range. 148 sq. mi. (383 sq. km).

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National preserve, northwestern Wyoming, U.S. In 1950 most of Jackson Hole National Monument (a fertile valley) was incorporated into the park, which was established in 1929 and now covers 484 sq mi (1,254 sq km).

The snow-covered peaks of its Teton Range are 7,000 ft (2,100 m) above the nearby Snake River valley.

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▪ mountain region, Wyoming, United States
 spectacular glaciated mountain region in northwestern Wyoming, U.S. It lies just south of Yellowstone National Park (to which it is connected by the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway) and north of the city of Jackson; the National Elk Refuge adjoins the park's far southeastern boundary. In 1950 most of Jackson Hole National Monument (established 1943) was incorporated into the park, which itself had been established in 1929; the park now covers 484 square miles (1,254 square km).

 The park encompasses much of the Teton Range and most of Jackson Hole, a fertile valley just to the east of the Tetons, through which runs the Snake River. The snow-covered and glacially scoured peaks of the range—whose highest point is Grand Teton, 13,766 feet (4,196 metres) above sea level—tower some 7,000 feet (2,130 metres) above Jackson Hole. The steep, rugged mountains give way to the morainic landscape of the valley, which is dotted with glacial lakes of varying sizes. The best-known of these is Jenny Lake, which lies at the base of the tallest peaks, and the largest is Jackson Lake, formed by a dam across the Snake River.

      The lower elevations are forested with straight, tall lodgepole pines, which benefit from periodic wildfires (the heat releases seeds from the cones), while fir and sharp-pointed Engelmann spruce grow higher up. Throughout the warmer months a succession of different varieties of wildflowers appear, the earliest of which begin to bloom while still underneath the snow. The streams abound in fish; herds of bison, elk, and antelope roam at will; moose graze in wetter areas; and black and grizzly bears are found in remoter areas. Notable among the many species of birds are bald eagles and brilliantly coloured western bluebirds. The park is heavily visited during the summer months and is renowned for its spectacular hiking trails and climbing routes.

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