If you have ever seen a framed portrait of sharp mountains rising out of the prairie below, it is more than likely that you were looking at a picture of the Teton Mountains in Grand Teton National Park. If that picture also features a herd of bison or a sage grouse, it was most definitely Grand Teton National Park.
At Hennessy Hammock, we love images like the iconic photos of the Teton Range because they illustrate just how wild the world still is. And as explorers and adventurers ourselves, we have designed and manufactured functional camping hammocks that help other outdoor enthusiasts explore the places they love — places like Grand Teton National Park.
Join us as we talk more about Grand Teton National Park, the activities that the park provides, and how our ultralight backpacking hammocks can help you explore it.
Grand Teton National Park: General Information
Grand Teton National Park is located in Northwestern Wyoming, just south of Yellowstone National Park. Because it is so close to Yellowstone, it often does not get the recognition that it deserves as one of the most beautiful places in the United States. In reality, Grand Teton National Park might have just as much to offer as Yellowstone — well, without the geysers and hot springs, that is.
When you visit Grand Teton National Park, you’ll have a long list of activities and places to visit to choose from. Regardless of what you choose to do, you will be fully immersed in both nature and natural history.
What to Do
Like Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park has no shortage of activities to participate in and places to go. Featuring guided ranger programs, scenic drives, backcountry camping, biking, climbing, and other adventure sports, you could spend days in the park participating in fun activities.
Another great thing about Grand Teton National Park is that you can visit it year-round and still have plenty of activities to choose from. In the summer, paddling, biking, climbing, and hiking is available on hundreds of miles of trails and river. In winter, snowshoeing and skiing allow you to explore the solitude of the snowy park. So when you plan your trip, plan ahead — because the sheer number of activities that you can participate in might overwhelm you.
- Entrance: $20–$30
- Campgrounds: Year-round
- Wilderness camping: Permit access only
Camping at Grand Teton National Park is one of the most sought-after activities. For some, they prefer to camp in a car-access campground where they can still wake up immersed in nature. Others, however, wish to make their camping trip a little more extreme. For car campers, there are six beautiful campgrounds to choose from scattered throughout the park. For those who prefer something a little bit more extreme like camping in the backcountry, you will need to get a permit.
Backcountry camping is incredibly exciting. You walk out into nature — isolating yourself — and time seems to run slower. While many people might see the appeal of backcountry camping, they usually think of having to carry their heavy tent, only to set it up and sleep uncomfortably on the ground in the middle of nowhere. But at Hennessy Hammock, we say that you don’t have to sleep uncomfortably in the backcountry ever again. Check out our ultralight backpacking hammocks today.
When planning your trip to Grand Teton National Park, you’ll want to consider what time of year that you will visit so that you have a general idea of how to pack. In the summer months, the average daily temperature is 77°F. During the spring, temperatures typically range from a low of 22°F to a high of 49°F.
While winter travel to the park is not as common as visitor travel in the spring and summer months, there are still plenty of people who do it. Keep in mind that you’ll want to pack warm though. During winter months, you can expect an average temperature of around 28°F.
Last, but not least, you’ll want to consider the elevation that you intend on camping at, as temperatures drop 4°F for every 1,000 feet in elevation gain.
Hammock Camping in Grand Teton National Park
If you plan on camping in the backcountry, we strongly suggest that you bring along an ultralight backpacking hammock from Hennessy Hammock. Not only are our camping hammocks comfortable — keeping you off of the cold, hard ground, but they are also extremely light. Traveling easier and sleeping better can help you adventure farther!
Within the park, there are a large number of backpacking routes that you can choose from — all of which vary in distance and elevation change. Because of this, you can tailor a trip to meet your needs and desires. Consider checking out the Teton Crest Trail to see what your hammock camping trip could be like.
Before you head out on your adventure, be sure to check out our online store to find great outdoor gear for your trip. From camping hammocks to replacement parts, accessories, outdoor cooking solutions, and more, you are sure to find something for your gear bag.
At Hennessy hammock, we manufacture all of our camping hammocks to protect you from the elements. We also do it with a calculated amount of materials so that you can save space in your pack while carrying less weight. That said, sometimes a larger, heavier rainfly can be helpful in the backcountry.
The Hex Rainfly is a large camping hammock cover that can protect you in all weather situations. That said, it can also be used in a number of other ways as a sun shield during the day or a community rain cover that you and your friends can use to hide from the storm. Find your favorite color rainfly today.
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