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“Awesome Hike”
Review of Jenny Lake

Jenny Lake
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US$129.00*
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Grand Teton National Park Sunset Tour
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Moran
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Owner description: Located in the Grand Teton National Park, this lake sits at the base of the Teton Range and is best known for its brilliantly clear water.
Tigerton, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome Hike”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

We went over on the shuttle and walked this in the rain. And it was still great. Absolutely beautiful falls. My husbands favorite hike of our trip. We went to Inspiration Point and if it wouldn't have been raining would have walked farther.

Visited September 2013
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Gilbert, Arizona
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“Tranquility”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

On the Jenny Lake Lodge Road (a one way, narrow byway) you can pull off onto a beautifully set parking area, located mid-center of Jenny Lake.

This is an excellent location to see the lake, the Cathedral view of the Tetons, and a number of the glaciers, canyons, and ridges of the mountains.

Early morning is a great time to arrive, as the motorcoach tours have not arrived, and the sun is just breaking over the Gros Ventre mountains to the east. Even with the peaks clouded in, the views are outstanding.

The site is not large, so please be considerate when parking! Right side diagonal parking is for autos & motorcycles. Left side parallel is for large RV.s, vehicles towing trailers, and motorcoaches. If there are no parking spaces for your 4 wheel vehicle, do not park in the large vehicle slots, just wait, or move on, and return later.

It may seem like a small thing, but when a coach arrives, they will park and drop passengers, even if a car is taking their parking - then all of us have to wait, as there is no room for cars to back out while the coach is in the lane. AND the motorcoach driver keeps the engine running, in case he has to move, or left side parking becomes available, either way - you can forget having a tranquil visit.

Visited September 2013
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Honor, Michigan
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful Spot”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

As we came out of Yellowstone & the Tetons, we took this scenic drive and it was well worth the trip. It's a one way scenic road with a stop off at beautiful Jenny Lake. With the mountains across the lake, it makes for a nice little byway to stretch your legs and take a photo op!

Visited September 2013
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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Jenny Lake look”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Drove around and did a little hiking, this is a beautiful gem of a place and wished we had stayed there.

Visited September 2013
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Loveland, Colorado
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312 reviews
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“Jenny Lake is nice, but nothing spectacular”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

There is a short $12.00 round trip boat trip across a beautiful lake and then a short hike up to a small waterfall. The boats ran every 20 minutes, so there is never much of a wait.

The short trail is pretty rocky, and a little steep, but not strenuous or anything like that. There are longer hikes that I'm guessing are more rewarding and there is always the option of taking the trail back to the boat dock instead of taking the boat again.

Was it enjoyable? Sure. Would I go out of my way to do it again? Probably not. This is just another way to enjoy the magnificent Tetons, by boat.

Visited September 2013
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