John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway, Moose

Categories: Scenic Drives, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beautiful Scenic Drive with lots of possible wildlife sightings. Take your time and drive slow for best chances of wildlife sightings. 
  • This is a great drive that takes you through some very beautiful parts of the park. Many places to pull over and lots of interesting things to see. 
  • We drove up the highway from grand Teton and got to see the recent forest fire area. Miles and miles of charred timber. It will be interesting to see how the area changes over the coming years with ne...  read more »
  • Beautiful, scenic drive between Teton's and Yellowstone. Road was in good shape and offered many great views of scenery and animals.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Don't even need to get out of the car to enjoy amazing vistas!
  • Between YNP and GTNP
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