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Why You Should Explore Grand Teton National Park This Winter

Discover this park's best kept secret.

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We know visiting national parks during summertime is always a blast. Or stopping by a park in fall or spring is even nicer...it's a little cooler, maybe less foot traffic. But what if we told you visiting this national park in the winter may be Grand Teton National Park’s best kept secret? We’re not here to tell you other seasons in the park aren’t worthy of a visit (because of course they are). We are here to tell you this: you’ve got to visit Grand Teton National Park this winter!

You’ll be able to explore the park best with a home base at Togwotee Mountain Lodge. There’s great lodging and dining options that will keep you rested and fueled for your days and nights of adventure. Not to mention, the lodge itself offers guided activities to the park and there are a ton of amazing options for activities in addition to what the park has to offer.

Photo courtesy of Togwotee Mountain Lodge

The exciting thing about wintertime in the Tetons is the fact that you have a whole new set of activities to explore. On top of all the new activities, Grand Teton National Park offers some iconic views sprinkled in snowfall and crisp, winter air.

Photo: Michelle Olmstead

Snowshoeing is one of our favorite ways to explore the Tetons during snowfall. Strap on snowshoes and check out Cunningham Cabin for some history and a chill, 2-mile adventure out-and-back. Or snowshoe along Mormon Row for a must-see photography spot. Photography at Mormon Row is a great option because if you don’t want to snowshoe, you can also throw on snow boots and walk over. Try getting there 30 minutes before sunrise or sunset to optimize your experience. Schwabacher Landing is another iconic spot that we think is possibly even more beautiful than any other time of year in the winter.

Photo: Josh Packer

If you want to explore the snow powered by something other than your own two legs, we’ve got a couple ideas for you. Ever dream about yelling, “MUSH!” to your team of dogs, flying through the mountains on your sled? Here’s your chance! Togwotee Mountain Lodge offers guided dog sled tours. Not really a dog person? Or just have an even greater need for speed? Snowmobiling is the adventure for you.

Photo courtesy of Togwotee Mountain Lodge

Your options for winter activities around Grand Teton National Park and Togwotee Mountain Lodge are plentiful. Like we said, it’d be a shame if you missed out on this winter wonderland! Plan your trip now! There’s early season pricing at Togwotee Mountain Lodge until November 30th!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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