Backcountry hikers  are attracted to the scenic canyons and alpine areas within the park, and the 13,772-foot Grand Teton is a goal of mountain climbers . Photographers can’t resist the mountain-and-river Teton Viewpoints  that captivated millions of earlier visitors, including Ansel Adams. A couple of days are sufficient to see park sights.
Jenny Lake  is one of the most scenic areas in the park. Here a boat transports hikers to Inspiration Point , a base for longer explorations into the Tetons. Historic Jenny Lake Lodge has upscale accommodations and gourmet meals; it’s one of several good choices in the park.
Enjoy the view from the summit of Signal Mountain , and scan for moose in the sloughs at Oxbow Bend . Bison roam the flats near Mormon Row , which has some of the most photographed barns in America with a Teton Range backdrop to die for. Jackson Lake  is popular for fishing  and boating , and rafting the Snake River  attracts thousands of people each summer.
The little settlement of Moose , on the south end of Grand Teton National Park, is home to park headquarters and the striking Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center . Nearby is the Chapel of the Transfiguration , a rustic log church with a dramatic backdrop.
Before your visit, contact Grand Teton National Park (307/739-3600, www.nps.gov/grte ) for publications and maps, or use the website to learn more about the area.