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Jenny Lake, Moran
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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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  • We drove through the Grand Tetons on our way to Yellowstone and I was stunned at the beauty of the park. There were a couple of areas that I knew I wanted to see but was totally unprepared for the gor...  more »
  • Jenny Lake is definitely pretty. It is one of the highlights of Grand Teton NP and it is worth the visit. However, the overlook area is overcrowded, especially in summer. 
  • Approximately 15 kilometers south of the Yellowstone National Park is the Grand Teton National Park. The Park, so named because inside is Grand Teton, 4,197 m high mountain, is rich in fauna and flora practically untouched. One of the places in the park where I recommend having a albeit short stop is: JENNY LAKE although smaller than near Jackson Lake is much nicer for the colors of its waters ranging from deep blue to Emerald green. The Jenny Lake is an ideal starting point for excursions by boat, rowing, cycling and climbing on the Grand Teton. Not to be missed
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