Grand Teton National Park - near Jackson Wyoming
Jenny Lake, Grand Tetons, wildlife, forest
About 2.47 miles from start to finish
6889 ft from beginning of road
6833 ft at end of road.
Less than 1/2 hour
Allowed only in vehicles
There are entrance fees to the national park
Bring a bottle of water if needed
Spring, summer, fall,
Some of the roads in Grand Teton National Park are only operational during summer months. Please check with the national park to see if the roads leading to the Jenny Lake Road are open.
Lots of shade
Road is paved
At the visitor center
Only in designated spots
Bring snacks if needed
Jenny Lake Scenic Drive – Start: 43.784921°, -110.726104°
Jenny Lake Overlook: 43.767814°, -110.717468°
Jenny Lake Scenic Drive – Finish: 43.760769°, -110.712004°
Head into Grand Teton National Park and go to Jenny Lake Road. It is in the same area as the String Lake and Leah Lake Trailheads.
Simply follow the one way Jenny Lake Road all the way through! The views are spectacular everywhere you look. You get up close views of Mount Moran and the Tetons.
This is a very casual easy trek that I would recommend to everyone who passes through Grand Teton National Park. The Jenny Lake Overlook area is simply incredible and in my opinion, offers some of the most amazing views of the Teton Range. After you drive for about 1.5 miles through the surrounding forest you will arrive at the Overlook. Below is the Overlook parking lot that has been manicured with thousands of rocks.
You simply can’t beat that view! We came right when the sun was beginning to set and we stayed for about 30 minutes just relaxing and watching Jenny Lake.
Head back to you car. Remember that it is a one way road and you cannot go back the same way you came in.
The Jenny Lake Scenic Drive was probably one of the highlights for my trip to Grand Teton National Park. We came at a time that the ferries were not running and there weren’t many other people around so it was peaceful and a really neat experience.