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Grand Teton National Park is only a few miles south of Yellowstone National Park, so if you ever plan a trip to Yellowstone make sure you go and visit Grand Teton for a day or two. This is one of my personal favorite National Parks because of the mountains and wildlife. This park offers a lot of great trails and viewing areas.

One of the most iconic places in the park is Oxbow Bend. This is where you can get a wonderful view of the Snake River and Mount Moran in the distance. A good time to go and see this spot is at sunrise when the sun is  shining on the mountains. Another picturesque place in the park is the old morman settlement with the iconic barn and mountain range in the background. The tallest peak in the park is the Grand Teton at 13,776 feet.

There is also a ton of wildlife in the park. Some of the animals in the park include moose, bison, elk, mule deer, red fox, and grizzly bears. Two of the most famous grizzly bears in North America call Grand Teton National Park their home. Grizzly 399 is possibly the most popular grizzly bear in the world. Just this past summer 399 lost her only cub to a tragic hit and run. She is a magnificent grizzly bear who has birthed many cubs in her 20 year life, including grizzly 610. Grizzly 610 is maturing into another great grizzly, like her mother 399.

If you want to see a National Park that has a beautiful landscape and tons of iconic wildlife, then this is your place!

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