John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway, Moose
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John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway is a scenic road that connects Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, United States. It is federally owned and managed by the National Park Service. It is named in remembrance of John D. Rockefeller Jr., a conservationist and philanthropist who was instrumental in the creation and enlargement of numerous National Parks such as Grand Teton National Park, Virgin Islands, Acadia and the Great Smoky Mountains.Created in 1972 through the authorization of the United States Congress, and consisting of, it also borders National Forest lands and is an integral part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Caribou-Targhee National Forest borders the parkway on the west and Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Teton Wilderness forms the eastern border.The land was originally part of Teton National Forest and was transferred to the National Park Service from the United States Forest Service to assure an unbroken National Park connection between Grand Teton and Yellowstone. The parkway road itself extends from the northern end of Grand Teton National Park, through the parkway lands, and then on to West Thumb Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, a distance of 27 miles (43 km). The 24,000-acre park is managed by Grand Teton National Park.
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TripAdvisor
  • We had to pass through it from Grand Tetons to Yellowstone right after the wildfires. This is still a very beautiful road with many areas to stop and enjoy nature 
  • On July 25, 2016, lightning started a fire, the Berry Fire, in the vicinity of the John D. Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway. The Parkway was forced to close on September 12-13, just about when we arriv...  more »
  • We were lucky. We were just driving out of Grand Teton and happened upon this stretch of road, heading north to Yellowstone. We were lucky. We were staying at the North Entrance of Yellowstone, but we...  more »
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  • A wonderful scenic drive that you can turn into a day trip. The road cuts through the coniferous forest of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. There are a number of pullout spots for picnics and photography.
  • Beautiful, scenic drive between Teton's and Yellowstone. Road was in good shape and offered many great views of scenery and animals.
  • Don't even need to get out of the car to enjoy amazing vistas!
  • This is a very scenic route between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. You can usually find bison or moose on the side of the road grazing. I'd recommend taking your own sweet time travelling between these two parts and maybe stop at every turn out if you've the time.
  • Between YNP and GTNP