Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, Jackson

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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve offers 13 km (eight mi) of trails through ecologically significant parkland as part of Grand Teton National Park. Follow paths that lead you through dry meadows of sagebrush and past forests of spruce, pine, cottonwoods, and aspen, then through wetlands. Explore the shores of Lake Phelps, where you can watch for migratory birds.  At the visitor center, you can view exhibits about the flora and fauna of the area, as well as information about Laurence S. Rockefeller, who donated the land that forms the park. The center also offers videos, photographs, and soundscapes of the preserve, as well as a room where you can relax by the fireplace. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jackson Hole using our trip planner.
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  • We stopped by the Preserve to do a short, 3-mile hike that the Park ranger recommended. The only problem: the route had been changed due to work at the Preserve and our route increased to about 4.5 mi...  more »
  • We spent a nice afternoon exploring this whole area. Lots of great trails to try out. The Rockefeller family certainly did a great job dedicating this area. Definitely worth a stop.  more »
  • We spent a sunny afternoon following one of the marked paths leading to Phelps Lake and following the creek back. The lake is hidden until you get to it and when you see it, it’s stunning. There seeme...  more »
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  • A must for anyone looking for a quick simple hike. Great for kids too!
  • Beautiful scenery! Caution as we ran into a grizzly bear and can, make sure to have bear spray
  • Very neat placed tucked away of Moose-Wilson road. They have clean restrooms and plenty of parking. The trail is awesome and well worth your time. We found Boreal Chorus frogs and Tiger salamanders in the water feature in the parking lot! Seems like an ideal spot for an early morning hike after cruising for wildlife.
  • Plan ahead, as there is parking wait.
  • Kid friendly hikes, lots of variety. Phelps Lake is beautiful and the preserve's Visitor Center/Library is quite stunning. It features meditative rooms with seasonal impressions and a surround sound room with bird and wildlife sounds.

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