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A well-deserved journey to scenic Jackson Hole puts travelers within easy reach of exciting destinations like Grand Teton National Park. All year long, this national park has something thrilling to offer outdoor adventurers whether they’re looking to relax, enjoy nature photography, make the most of wildlife watching, or spend time hiking and climbing their way through a stay. While Grand Teton National Park has a long list of beloved landmarks waiting to be explored, the park is also home to some hidden gems that are well worth adding to an itinerary. When you’re looking for something a little different the next time you’re here, the following stops are sure to inspire.

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Spend time at Leigh Lake

With good reason, many Grand Teton National Park-bound travelers will set their sights on well-known bodies of water like Jenny Lake and Jackson Lake during a visit. Yes, these lakes are breathtaking but if you’re looking to enjoy time lakeside at a place that’s a bit more off the beaten path, you’ll want to set your sights on Leigh Lake instead. This beautiful lake is adorned with clear waters and stunning mountain scenery to enjoy from a place on its beach. To reach Leigh Lake, be sure to head southeast of Mount Moran where you can enjoy time on a trail that leads you to the water. This tranquil spot is always a treat so don’t be surprised if you end up lingering a little longer than you planned.

Enjoy an Afternoon at String Lake

Yet another one of the fantastic hidden gems in Grand Teton National Park for travelers to check out while they’re here is String Lake. While more well-known lakes at the park are likely to be packed on a busy summer day, String Lake takes you out of the way and far from the crowds so you can truly enjoy some much-needed tranquility in nature. The lake is dotted with benches and there’s a hiking trail that runs around the perimeter so you can make the most of the view from varying angles. String Lake is a wonderful place to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a fresh-air meal or take a refreshing swim in the water. If you’re willing to bring your gear with you, String Lake is a great place to enjoy paddleboarding or kayaking for a fun afternoon out on the water. Just be prepared for the chilly water as this lake is the result of glacier run-off and it maintains cool temperatures year-round.

Add Schwabacher Landing to Your List

If your Grand Teton National Park tour plans include time at the iconic Snake River, you’re going to want to expand on the fun with a stop at Schwabacher Landing. Sitting along the river’s east shore, Schwabacher Landing is an idyllic place to enjoy wildlife watching and the trail leading to this location is relatively flat and less than two miles total. A trip here around sunset is highly recommended as both the mountains and evening colors are beautifully reflected in the water. Be sure to bring a camera for this stop that comes with a reputation for incredible views.

Hike Your Way to Hidden Falls

For travelers with a passion for cascade hunting, Grand Teton National Park is home to Hidden Falls. Much as the name indicates, these cascades aren’t necessarily the easiest to find, but they’re certainly worth the effort. To locate Hidden Falls, you’ll need to follow Cascade Creek and hike your way to the waterfall opening. The Hidden Falls Trail is about a mile long in total and is moderately difficult, so you’ll want to be sure you have on appropriate hiking boots and outdoor apparel. Once you reach Hidden Falls, you’ll be treated to sights of cascades that flow nearly 100 feet off the ground. It’s truly a sight to behold and might just be the highlight of your stay.

Stop by the Chapel of the Transfiguration

A really unique and memorable experience is waiting for you in Grand Teton National Park when you make time to drop by the Chapel of the Transfiguration. Located in Moose, this chapel is a small log structure within scenic surroundings. It was designed specifically to frame the Cathedral Group of peaks in the park through the window just behind the altar. Come and see for yourself and enjoy some time adding another amazing stop to your park itinerary.

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