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Jenny Lake, Moran

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Jenny Lake is located in Grand Teton National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The lake was formed approximately 12,000 years ago by glaciers pushing rock debris which carved Cascade Canyon during the last glacial maximum, forming a terminal moraine which now impounds the lake. The lake is estimated to be deep and encompasses. Jenny Lake is considered to be a major focal point in Grand Teton National Park, with many hiking trails, scenic boat rides, and quick access to the major climbing routes onto the tallest peaks of the Teton Range.Jenny and Jackson Lakes are the only lakes in Grand Teton National Park where motorboats are permitted; both lakes have scenic tours available. A 2005 study of the water quality of the lakes in Grand Teton National Park indicated that all the lakes in the park were still considered pristine and that they had not been impacted by air or water pollution.Jenny Lake is a starting point for many day and overnight hiking trips. The 7.1mi Jenny Lake Trail loops around the lake and is considered to be relatively easy due to the small altitude gain of. However, the altitude increases rapidly once Cascade Canyon is entered.Jenny Lake is named after a Shoshone Indian woman who married an Englishman, Richard "Beaver Dick" Leigh. Jenny, and their 6 children, died of Smallpox in 1876.
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  • Jenny Lake was a scenic stop on our Caravan Bus Tour. I was truly stunned and speechless and not prepared for the beauty of it all. I'll have to agree with everything that has been said by the other r...  read more »
  • We checked out what to see near Moran, Wyoming and read about Jenny Lake and we were amazed by this beautiful Lake even though it was a cloudy fresh day. You can walk a trail and have beautiful sights...  read more »
  • We took the shuttle boat (modest fee) from the Jenny Lake Visitor Center to the trail that leads to Inspiration Point. This is a popular trail (about 1/2 mile) with spectacular views. The last 1/3 of ...  read more »
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