Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park is located in northwestern Wyoming and is approximately 310,000 acres in area and encompasses the northern section of the Teton Mountain Range. The park was established in 1929 and its northern boundry is only ten miles from Yellowstone National Park.

 

Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the lands in between, constitute the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (mid-latitude temperate ecosystem), a land mass of nearly 18 million acres.  

 

Grand Teton National Park is named after the tallest mountain in the Teton Mountain Range, Grand Teton, surveyed at 13,775 feet above sea level and more than 7000 feet above the valley (Jackson Hole) floor. The park includes numerous lakes and streams. The trout-infested Snake River meanders thru the park. And about a dozen small glaciers survive at higher altitudes but even they are subjected to Global Warming.

 

Found here are more than 1000 species of vascular plants, sixty-one recorded mammal species, over 300 species of birds, over a dozen species of fish and a small diversity of reptiles and amphibians. The oldest rock in the park has been dated to be nearly 2.7 billion years old.

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