Wall Art From The Best Grand Teton Locations
The Grand Tetons are located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and they may be the most majestic mountains in the United States. Photographs are displayed from Oxbow Bend, Schwabacher Landing, Mormon Row, Snake River Overlook, and other locations. The Grand Tetons make for beautiful photographic art for your home.
Visiting and Photographing Grand Teton National Park
There are many quality landscape and nature photographs to be had. The view of the Tetons over the Snake River is not to be missed. The barns on Mormon Row are famous as a foreground.
There is the view of Mount Moran from Oxbow Bend and the view from the beaver ponds at Schwabacher’s Landing. There are great views from Jackson Lake, Signal Mountain, and Blacktail Ponds. Wildlife is common on Moose-Wilson Road. The key is spending enough time there to have the best conditions.
The Snake River runs through the Park and is part of many views of Tetons. A view of the mountains from the Snake River Overlook was made famous by photographer Ansel Adams in 1942. Much of the river is now obscured by large trees that have since grown up.
Some of the best White Water Rafting around is on the Snake River south of Jackson. I can vouch for it as I’ve done it. Horseback riding in the nearby mountains is also quite an experience.
Flying into Jackson Hole Airport is unique, as you depart the plane going down the steps from the plane to the tarmac, with the full view of the Grand Tetons. It puts a smile on my face every time.
In the winter, I’ve skied at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and did an overnight dogsled trip from the Togwotee Mountain Lodge. They also offer some of the best snowmobiling adventures anywhere, and I’ve spent my share of time there.
Huge herds of elk come down to the Elk Refuge for the winter, and you can take a sleigh ride among them. There are plenty of Bison, Mule Deer, and Big Horn Sheep to watch and photograph.
The view of the Tetons from the Jackson Lake Lodge is one of the best in the world.
There is no better way to remember your experience in the Tetons than with a fine art print from my above limited-edition collection. Please take a moment to look at them.
In addition to the mountains in the Grand Tetons, see our gallery of Fine Art Mountain Photography. Also, check out our galleries for Glacier National Park and Colorado.
Fun Facts About Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park was the 18th National Park, having been established in 1929 by Congress and President Calvin Coolidge. This was quite some time after nearby Yellowstone National Park, the 1st Park, was established in 1872. The Grand Teton National Park covers over 300,000 acres and receives over 3 million visitors each year.
The Park is located in northwestern Wyoming near Jackson. Please do not confuse “Jackson” with “Jackson Hole” as Jackson Hole is the name of valley that lies between the Teton Range and the Gros Ventre range. Jackson is the town in the Jackson Hole Valley and has a population of 10,760 at the 2020 census.
The Grand Teton National Park is the only national park in the United States to have its own airport. The Jackson Hole Airport was established in the 1930s. It was absorbed into the Jackson Hole National Monument which eventually became a part of the Grand Teton National Park.
The landscape of the Grand Tetons is made more dramatic by its eight peaks towering above 12,000 feet. The highest peak, the Grand Teton, rises 13,770 feet above sea level and is the tallest mountain in the Teton Range.
The landscapes of our national parks and forests have often played an important role in movies where rustic beauty or dramatic landscapes are needed. The Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole Valley have provided backdrops for many movies. In Rocky IV (1985), Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) traveled to the Soviet Union to fight his nemesis, Ivan Drago. In truth, the scenes of the frozen Russian countryside were filmed at the Grand Teton National Park and around Jackson Hole.
Some landscape scenes from Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves (winner 1990 Best Picture Oscar) were filmed in Jackson Hole. Another film classic and epic western movie, Shane, was also filmed in Jackson Hole in 1951.
The first European-American explorer to discover the region’s abundance and natural beauty was John Colter, who left the Lewis and Clark team in 1806 to travel through the region where he trapped in northern Wyoming for a period of time.
One animal that John Colter most likely sought out as a fur trapper was the beaver as its pelt was highly prized by the early European explorers. Native Americans used beaver fur for clothing to keep warm but Europeans processed the pelts to make felt for a variety of hats including the classic top hat. Their desire for beaver fur led to the neat extinction of the beaver in North America.
The fur trade collapsed in the mid-1800s when Chinese silk replaced the beaver pelts as the material of choice. Today you can see signs of beaver habitats as these critters build their dams and create living quarters throughout the Jackson Hole Valley.
The Jackson Hole Valley is also the home of the National Elk Refuge which consists of 24,700 acres and provides an important habitat for elk, bison, pronghorn, swans, eagles, and trout. It protects the ecosystem and the wildlife that rely on them and is six miles wide at its widest point and ten miles long from southwest to northeast.
Although the Grand Teton National Park has a wide variety of species within its boundaries, the Park is most famous for it amazing landscapes and iconic images… one in particular is Ansel Adams’ 1942 photograph, The Wild and Scenic Snake River, with the Teton Range standing majestically in the background.
These impressive landscapes attracted pioneers who wanted to create a new life in the midst of the beauty and some of these pioneers created dude ranches which offered guests a unique vacation experience in the spirit of the Wild West. The first dude ranches were traditional ranches that charged guests for lodging but in the 1910s, facilities were being built and designed for visitors…..called “dudes”. The longest-lived active dude ranch in Jackson Hole was the White Grass Ranch which today serves as a training facility for the Vanishing Treasures Program run by the Western Center for Historic Preservation.
Whether you want to spend some time on dude ranch or simply hike by yourself on some of the Park’s trails, you will be able to find moments where you look up at the majestic mountains within the Park….. and you will be refreshed by the beauty around you. I hope the pictures in this gallery will encourage you to come see the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole Valley in person.