Well, what can I say, but wow! The majestic peaks, mountain lakes, glacier views and historic homesteads in the Tetons filled us with a sense of peace and awe.
We took a little more time planning where to stay before getting anywhere near this area and made reservations ahead. We knew it would still be busy with all the summer vacationers, and wanted to make sure we would have a decent campground for our time there. Another consideration in planning our route, was selecting which roads were safe for the RV, especially with towing the car. We decided to head to the west side of the park into Idaho. We stayed in Victor, ID for 2 nights at Teton Valley RV resort. It was a great little campground, although it was pricier than we would normally choose, we had a nice stay in a convenient location to access the park.
We drove into the Tetons on Hwy. 22 going thru the Teton Pass. We were so pleasantly surprised with an absolutely amazing look over the clouds on the drive. It was one of those views that take your breath away and a picture could never do it justice!
We entered the park up Moose Wilson Road, searching for an elusive moose, and had no luck, but it was a quiet road thru the woods up to the Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve. We attempted to stop at the visitor center there, but were turned away. There is a max limit of visitors allowed to enter as when this section of the park was donated, it was under the condition that it would remain a place of quiet solitude. Go early if you want to experience the preserve.
We drove the entire main loop with a few side detours. One stop was up to the top of Signal Mountain. The sign stated no RV’s, and no one listened, lol. We had our car, and the road was quite narrow. It was a busy area when we were up there, but gave some stunning valley views of the Jackson area.
Jenny Lake loop road was a place not to miss! Such a beautiful lake and a stunning view of the Tetons jutting from the earth.
Another highlight was a stop at Cunningham Cabin Historic Site. A very short walk took you down a path, over a little stream and to the homestead. You could go right in the cabin and imagine what living there would have been like. Man, they had a nice view!