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Colter Bay – Grand Teton National Park
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Overview
Location

Grand Teton National Park

Sights

Jackson Lake, Mount Moran, Teton Range

Distance

0-2 Miles

Elevation Gain/Loss

None

Pets

No

Fees

Grand Teton entrance fees

Best Season

Late Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Condition

There is a well traveled foot path along the shore

Restrooms

Yes

Visitor Center

Yes

Camping

Yes

Food

In visitor center

Family Friendly?

Yes

GPS Coordinates:

Colter Bay:43.90500 N, 110.64043 W

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The Trail:

Colter Bay is a great place in Grand Teton to just go and relax. You can picnic on the beach and walk the easy trail along the shore. Just the scenic drive into the bay is beautiful. The area is gorgeous and in fall when we went the leaves were spectacular. We were at the end of another great trip into Yellowstone country and my wife was 8 months pregnant making this a great stop to just relax and enjoy the gorgeous views without getting into anything too strenuous. The bay is well signed, and has a large visitor center. This makes a perfect stop either right after you leave Yellowstone, or just before you go in.

We visited in early October and as mentioned the leaves were great.

The views from the bay of the Teton Range were great. Mount Moran makes a towering, dramatic backdrop to the beautiful (and controversial to some) Jackson Lake.

There is plenty of room on the beach for a nice picnic or even a short nap as this person was doing.

Before you leave make sure to walk along at least a little of the shore trail. It is easy and flat and gave some pretty angles of the area.

Personal Thoughts:

This is a great spot in the park that while still plenty busy is less crowed than other major areas and makes a great, easy stop on any trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone. Be sure to stop at Colter Bay!

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Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

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