Grand Teton & Yellowstone 3-5 Day Trip

This 3-5 day trip takes you from Jackson Hole on day 1, through Grand Teton National Park on day 2, and through Yellowstone National Park on days 3-5.  It covers the first part of the 10 day Wind River Country section of the “Circle the Continental Divide” Driving Loop Tour that continues east to Cody, south to Lander, and west through Dubois and back to Jackson Hole.

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Day 1

Jackson, Wyoming
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Jackson, Wyoming
Community | Village or Town
There are many great shops and restaurants in Jackson, and several nice inns, hotels, and B&Bs to stay overnight.

Jackson, Wyoming sits at 6,237 feet (1901 meters) above sea level in the northwest section of the state of Wyoming. Jackson was named for David Edward "Davey" Jackson in 1894 and is the county seat of Teton County. The population…

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Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center
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Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Visitor or Interpretive Center
This is a good place to get oriented to the region and have your questions answered by knowledgeable refuge staff.

The Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center is nestled in the heart of the Yellowstone Ecosystem on the edge of the

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National Museum of Wildlife Art
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National Museum of Wildlife Art
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Museum

The National Museum of Wildlife Art is proud to welcome more than 80,000 people through its doors annually, including more than 10,000 children. The Museum’s award-winning architecture is known for its amazing synergy with the Jackson Hole landscape.…

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National Elk Refuge
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National Elk Refuge
Natural Area | Fish and Wildlife Refuge
The refuge is right behind the Visitor Center. You can usually see the elk herds from the back deck.
The National Elk Refuge has been providing tremendous year-round wildlife viewing opportunities in the Jackson Hole area for over 100 years. During the winter months, visitors can ride horse-drawn sleighs to mingle with wintering elk and bison. Shed…
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Day 2

Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center
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Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Visitor or Interpretive Center
A great place to get oriented to learn about Grand Teton National Park including its natural and cultural history.

The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center welcomes and orients visitors to the opportunities and experiences that Grand Teton National Park offers, educates about the park's unique cultural and natural history, and inspires through stories of…

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Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
Natural Area | National Park

Rudely named by French-speaking fur traders, the Teton Range rises abruptly alongside Wyoming’s western boundary. Paddlers ripple the reflections of snow-tipped mountain peaks, backpackers overnight in bear country, and photographers stalk…

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Jackson Lake Lodge
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Jackson Lake Lodge
Accommodation | Hotel or Motel

Imagine looking out your window to a wide expanse of fields surrounding a blue mountain lake, with moose, elk, and bison wandering close by. Then rising above this scene is one of the most photographed mountain ranges in the world—the Grand Teton Range.…

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Day 3

Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
Natural Area | National Park

Just yesterday, in geological time, the area that is now Yellowstone National Park exploded, creating a caldera 35 miles wide and 45 miles long. A mere 640,000 years later, geysers, mud pots, and fumeroles remind visitors that this precious…

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Yellowstone National Park Lodges
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Yellowstone National Park Lodges
Accommodation | Hotel or Motel

With nine lodging facilities offering over 2,000 rooms, accommodations in Yellowstone National Park are plentiful for those wishing to experience the national park it its summertime glory. From the most famous lodging facility in a national park—…

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Jackson, Wyoming
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Jackson, Wyoming
Community | Village or Town
There are many great shops and restaurants in Jackson, and several nice inns, hotels, and B&Bs to stay overnight.

Jackson, Wyoming sits at 6,237 feet (1901 meters) above sea level in the northwest section of the state of Wyoming. Jackson was named for David Edward "Davey" Jackson in 1894 and is the county seat of Teton County. The population…

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1 Jackson, Wyoming
2 Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center
3 National Museum of Wildlife Art
4 National Elk Refuge
5 Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center
6 Grand Teton National Park
7 Jackson Lake Lodge
8 Yellowstone National Park
9 Yellowstone National Park Lodges
10 Jackson, Wyoming