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“Take the boat ride!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jenny Lake

Jenny Lake
Jenny Lake Rd., Moran, WY
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Moran
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Canoeing
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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.
Salisbury
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“Take the boat ride!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Jenny Lake is one of the most beautiful places in the Grand Tetons. The lake lies at the base of the main Teton peaks,own as the Cathedral. The lake is formed from a glacier and the bottom is entirely made up of rocks. We took the one-hour scenic cruise and had a most enjoyable time riding around the lake with a very knowledgeable tour guide; we learned a lot about the history and geology of the area. And, we had up-close and unparalled views of the Cathedral Group. The photo opportunities were incredible! I recommend you make reservations. When you arrive at the Visitors Center you have to walk down to the lake and boat dock (about 5 minutes). You will see lots of people as they take tween 1200 and 2000 people across the lake each day so they can hike. After the cruise, you can walk across the bridge and take a short hike.

Visited August 2013
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Tigerton, Wisconsin
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“Awesome Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 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”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 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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“Beautiful Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 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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“Jenny Lake look”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 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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