Exploring Nature: Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks – Day 3: Let's hit the road!

Now, the moment you've been waiting for. It's time to hit the road! Check you've got everything. Before the departure, go to the store and buy some food for the day, because there could be no cafes on your way. Get to Jackson by nightfall. This is an intermediate stop on the way to the park. A small city, but an important part of the history of Wyoming.
Exploring Nature: Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

Trip duration: 7 days

Alexander Popov

Sprouts Farmers Market

Grocery Stores, Health Food Stores, Organic Groceries

The store has its own mission, it sells products that are minimally processed and do not contain artificial flavors, colors, preserving agents and synthetic ingredients. The company sells organic products and cooperates with only those suppliers who strive to be environmentally friendly and organic. Buy plenty of food and water for breakfast and the road.

Big Cottonwood Canyon

Other Great Outdoors

Enjoy the fresh mountain air, pristine mountain lakes, streams and beautiful forests in 20 minutes from Salt Lake City. Big Cottonwood Canyon is home to two world-class ski resorts (Solitude & Brighton), legendary climbing routes, backcountry skiing routes, hiking and cycling routes, and is also a great picnic spot. Keep in mind, this canyon supplies the Wasatch Front with drinking water, so dogs or other pets are not allowed. In the mid-1800s, the miners of the Old West were searching for gold and silver ore here in hopes of making money. Ruins of old mines can be seen on the slope serpentine paths.

Bear Lake Overlook

Scenic Lookouts

Bear Lake, which is located on the border of Utah and Idaho, is a favorite place for outdoor recreation and residents of nearby cities. The surrounding area looks very impressive: the water surface, dense forest and mountains. The viewpoint nerby offers the best view of this natural beauty.

Elkhorn Arch

Scenic Lookouts

The World's Largest Elkhorn Arch contains over 3,000 moose antlers! The arch is 75 feet wide and 18 feet high. It is located above the four lanes of highway 89 in the city center. The idea of ​​placing elk horns on the main street was initiated by the members of the Chamber of Commerce in the early summer of 1956. Most of the horns came from Jackson, Wyoming. The arch was completed in July 1958, and its cost was about $ 2,500, the money was raised by the members of the Chamber of Commerce through contributions and donations from citizens. An informative sign at one end states: To duplicate this arch at today's prices, you have to spend over $ 300,000 on antlers. Near the arch is a free spring water dispenser - a bonus for tourists.

Jackson Town Square


George Washington Memorial Park, commonly known as Jackson’s Town Square, is the cultural and commercial center of the city. Four main entrances are decorated with large arches made from deer antlers. The first antler arch was built in 1953, the arch was periodically destroyed and rebuilt because of natural phenomena effect. In the center of the park there is a stone monument to the famous mountain explorer John Colter. The Town Square is surrounded by local businesses of all kinds, including restaurants, art galleries and retail stores. In the summer months you can enjoy a variety of activities and ride horses here.

The Blue Lion

American Restaurants

Have a good meal after a long trip. In Jackson, one of the best restaurants is The Blue Lion. The history of the facility began in the 70s. In 1974, Maury Holmes bought a house and turned it into a restaurant called "The Tourist Trap". Karen Scott bought it from Maury in 1976 and founded The Blue Lion. The place is very popular with the locals and they often recommend it for visiting. Please note that on Wednesday the restaurant closes a little earlier, at 9:00 pm, on other days it is open until 10:00 pm.