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Getting To Grand Teton National Park


Grand Teton National Park showcases nature's beauty. Nestled in northwestern Wyoming, this national park boasts majestic mountain peaks, pristine lakes, and abundant wildlife. Discover Grand Teton National Park's greatest routes.

Whether you prefer driving from nearby major cities, flying into conveniently located airports, or exploring the park's connection with Yellowstone, this guide will help you navigate your way to this remarkable destination.

Getting There by Car

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Driving to Grand Teton National Park offers the freedom to soak in the stunning landscapes along the way. Here are the routes and approximate drive times from several nearby major cities and towns:

From Nearby Major Cities

From Salt Lake City, Utah

The park's entrance is approximately 285 miles northeast of Salt Lake City. The estimated drive time is around 4.5 to 5 hours. See the route here.

From Denver, Colorado

The park’s entrance is approximately 485 miles northwest of Denver. The drive time from Denver to Grand Teton National Park is approximately 7 to 9 hours. See the route here.

From Boise, Idaho

The park’s entrance is approximately 350 miles east of Boise. The drive from Boise to Grand Teton National Park takes approximately 6 to 7 hours. See the route here.



From Nearby Towns

Jackson, Wyoming

Jackson is the nearest substantial town to Grand Teton National Park - the park's entrance is approximately 12 miles away. The drive time is approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Grand Teton National Park is 1.5–2 hours from Idaho Falls. View the route.

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Getting There by Plane

Flying to Grand Teton National Park is a fast and convenient method of travel. Here is a list of the best airports:

Best Airports to Fly Into

Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)

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Located inside the boundaries of the park, Jackson Hole Airport is the most convenient option. It offers direct flights from several major U.S. cities, including Denver, Salt Lake City, Dallas, and Chicago.

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

Salt Lake City International Airport is about 300 miles south of the park. It is a major hub with a wide range of domestic and foreign flights. Travelers can then embark on a scenic drive or grab a connecting flight to Jackson Hole Airport.

Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA)

Located about 90 miles west of the park, Idaho Falls Regional Airport offers a viable option for those seeking alternative flight choices. It has flights from Denver, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix, among other big places.

From Yellowstone

When visiting the neighboring Yellowstone National Park, it's worth exploring the seamless journey to Grand Teton National Park. Here are the different options for traveling between the two parks.

The distance between Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks is approximately 31 miles, making it a convenient side trip. The best route is to take the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway, which connects the two parks and offers stunning views along the way.

Additional Tips

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The best time to visit is between June and August, but be aware of weather fluctuations and look for park updates and closures. Snowfall leads to seasonal road closures from November to May, so stay informed about road conditions before planning your routes.

Parking can be limited, especially during peak seasons, so arrive early or, if you're staying at any of the properties inside the park, use park shuttles that offer convenient transportation to key locations. With these guidelines in mind, you can ensure a smooth and memorable time exploring Grand Teton National Park's breathtaking beauty.

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Grand Teton National Park Tour Map

Grand Teton National Park has breathtaking scenery, abundant animals, and amazing experiences. Whether you choose to drive from nearby cities or towns, fly into a nearby airport, or explore the John D. Rockefeller Highway, there are many transportation options.

Check out our Grand Teton National Park Tour before your vacation! With it, you’ll be sure to not miss a thing. Enjoy your trip!

We hope that we’ve given you all the information you need to make the most of your day. Your vacation is extremely important to us so if you have any questions feel free to reach out at aloha@shakaguide.com.

For more detailed information to help you plan, check out our Grand Teton National Park Itinerary and Know Before You Go article.

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