Grand Teton National Park is a road cyclist's nirvana. We had read and heard how wonderful it was, but really, even our high expectations were surpassed. In addition to a smoothly paved bike path from Jackson up to Jenny Lake, there are roads with almost no traffic, like Antelope Flats, and even those with more vehicles have decent shoulders on which to ride. Traffic was less than Yellowstone as well..
One of our rides was from our campground, Gros Ventre, north to Jenny Lake, the most visited point in the park. Barry had camped here in the small but charming tenting campground as a boy, so of course we would pay the campground a visit as well as checking out the lake.
The jaw-dropping views along the way prompted many a photo stop.
On the way, we stopped in at Mormon Row to see the historic Mormon settlement
Not a bad spot to settle, eh?
We also stopped in at a very nice visitor's center to buy a magnet for our magnet board and sticker for the back of Pearl. Unfortunately, this was the only Moose we saw while in the park.
We hopped onto the paved bike path the rest of the way to Jenny Lake. There was a good climb before it leveled out.
There was a road loop up near the lake that would take us to the best view of the lake, so of course we had to ride that.
The last part of the loop is one-way and has a wide bike lane. Sweet!
We made it!
Jenny Lake is simply stunning. The water is so blue and so clear. The lake was formed by glacial action and continues to be filled by remnant glaciers and snowmelt.
At our final rest stop on the return trip, I just had to ham it up in front of the Tetons. Being in such an amazing place, you just can't help feeling like this!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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