Grand Teton National Park is growing in popularity because of its pristine beauty and its proximity to the world famous Yellowstone National Park. With just 10 miles separating them, it’s easy to fit both of them into one epic adventure weekend. If you are into hiking and want to spend lots of time outdoors, then Tetons is the place for you! With 110 official hikes, and over 200 miles of trails, it is truly the place to be if you want to spend time enjoying the stunning scenery. Here are 10 interesting facts about this incredible park:
1- Grand Teton National Park is the only park in The US with an airport inside of it. The Jackson Hole airport was established in 1930.
2- Early settlers of Grand Tetons were trappers, also known as mountain men.
3- You can find black bears and grizzly bears in the park. Just because it’s named black bear, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily black. You will find lots of brown colored black bears in the park. As a note, always carry bear spray when hiking and never run.
4- The amazing, clear rivers and lakes of Grand Tetons are fed with water from glaciers.
5- More than 300 species of birds can be found in the park.
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