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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  • This is the road that seamlessly connects the two parks. We spent a great deal of time on this road recently watching grizzlies grazing in the distance as well as spotting a Great Grey Owl. If you dri...  more »
  • This parkway is an extension of the Yellowstonw and Grand Teton National Parks. Bringing the 2 parks together, the scenery is just as beautiful as you would find in the parks.  more »
  • This is a drive that connects Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks. There are not side roads it is a wild life rea.  more »
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  • A wonderful experience here. The National Park Service should be proud of what is offered here. Some of the best hiking in the Tetons starts here.
  • There is nothing like the Teton's. They are spectacular
  • Great location in between Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. We rented at RV site at Headwaters campground (advertised through Grand Teton so I initially thought it was part of that park) which was double the price of other RV sites we have stayed at with no additional facilities to speak of.
  • Beautiful road, every Conner is a pannorama. Will be riding again soon.
  • Scenic area but bathrooms are trashed and out of paper. One of the worst condition bathroom. :)

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Where to stay in Grand Teton National Park

You shouldn't have any problem finding a place to stay inside Grand Teton National Park. Choose from basic campgrounds, rustic lodges, and cabins, with some of these options sitting on nearby ranches. Jackson Lake Lodge offers unmatched, up-close views of the Tetons via 18.3 m (60 ft) tall panoramic windows in the lobby. Other places to stay are scattered throughout the park; some lie on Route 26, others on Route 287, and others still on Teton Park Road. Many park visitors opt to stay in the nearby town of Jackson, which serves as a popular base for a wide range of outdoor activities. Jackson features a complete spectrum of accommodations, from simple motels to luxury resorts plus a wealth of restaurants and bars. Book well in advance if you plan to visit during summer.
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