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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

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Address: Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
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Come to Your Senses

The beauty and simplicity of the visitor center is an artful expression of the natural world that surrounds it, and a delight to the senses. Sit quietly in the circular room and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beauty and simplicity of the visitor center is an artful expression of the natural world that surrounds it, and a delight to the senses. Sit quietly in the circular room and gaze at the outside wall. See what happens. We went right on the trail to Phelps Lake, the path less traveled. Spent one very special day here with... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Great place to enjoy nature and wildlife. The lake was beautiful. make sure you have enough time to visit the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Mother Nature's way of telling us..."anything you can do, I can do better." Serene, "into the woods" experience. Brooks, streams, foot bridges and, of course, the architecture of a magnificent forest.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We usually schedule vacations in the early fall to take advantage of smaller crowds, lovely weather, and potential wildlife sightings. We took the hike to Huckleberry Point as our first day in Jackson hike - not much change in elevation, and gave us some time to adjust to altitude. The lake was lovely, with the mountains in the background -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Went in early October and it couldn't have been more picturesque. The leaves were golden, air was crisp, and snow on the Tetons. We took one trail out to Phelps lake (~1.5 miles) and another one back, both easily walkable. There are a few trails to choose from depending on how far you want to go. Bring your lunch and... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

One could spend hours just in the visitors center. An interesting design with space to meditate, you find peace even before you head out to the preserve. It is well worth the walk to the lake for wonderful scenery and wildlife. The staff is very helpful, I took a photo of a bird which we could not identify, they enlisted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Definitely worth the stop! Take some time to check out the trails. There are several to choose from - just don't forget the bear spray!

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Pleasant View, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We visited the Preserve and did the hike up to Phelps Lake. The hike itself was gorgeous and once you got to the lake the views were stunning!! I would call this trail moderate as there were some inclines but nothing extremely strenuous. It was totally worth it!! You might even see some wildlife along the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

A quick trek into Phelps Lake gave us an idea of the changing nature of a fall day in the Tetons. It started out sunny and warm and ended chilly and hailing! It provided a good reminder to bring adequate clothing for whatever conditions you may encounter!

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Lovely hiking and views. The center was closed for the season at the end of September, so we were sorry to miss it. Recommend taking a map from the bin, as not all of the trails are well marked.

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