Teton Park Road

On our drive from Colter Bay Campground to Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, we went down a stretch of Teton Park Road. There are a few turnouts and points of interest that we stopped at along the way.

 

Jackson Lake Dam

Heading south from Jackson Lake Junction, we made a stop at the Jackson Lake Dam. This concrete dam opened in 1916 and raised the water level of Jackson Lake by 30 feet. You can see an outlet of Jackson Lake on the west side of the dam. On the east side of the dam is the spillway and the beginning of the Snake River, which flows 800 miles through Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Jackson Lake Dam on Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Jackson Lake Dam

Jackson Lake from the dam on Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Looking at Jackson Lake from the dam

Jackson Lake Dam on Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Jackson Lake Dam

Snake River from Jackson Lake Dam on Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Snake River from Jackson Lake Dam

 

Chapel of the Sacred Heart

A bit further down the road is the Chapel of the Sacred Heart. A small Catholic church built in 1937, Chapel of the Sacred Heart is made of logs and sits on the shores of Jackson Lake. It seats about 140 and is a popular place for weddings.

Chapel of the Sacred Heart on Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Chapel of the Sacred Heart

Chapel of the Sacred Heart on Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Chapel of the Sacred Heart

Chapel of the Sacred Heart on Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Stained glass window at the Chapel of the Sacred Heart

 

Mount Moran Turnout

The first turnout to the right past Signal Mountain Road is the Mount Moran Turnout. There are usually spectacular views of Mount Moran, but you can see from the pictures there wasn’t much visibility during my visit.

Mount Moran Turnout on Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Mount Moran Turnout

Mount Moran Turnout on Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Mount Moran Turnout

 

Cascade Canyon

Two more turnouts to the right is the Cascade Canyon Turnout. When it’s not cloudy there are views of Cascade Canyon. It was carved by glaciers.

Cascade Canyon Turnout on Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Cascade Canyon Turnout

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