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Jenny Lake Boat Tour

Grand Teton National Park

Targhee/Teton Area, Wyoming

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  • Looking forward to the boat tour!- Jenny Lake Boat Tour
  • The bridge to the boat dock.- Jenny Lake Boat Tour
  • View of Teewinot Mountain from the boat dock trail.- Jenny Lake Boat Tour
  • Ready to leave the dock!- Jenny Lake Boat Tour
  • The water of Jenny Lake is marvelously blue and clear.- Jenny Lake Boat Tour
  • Cascade Canyon from Jenny Lake.- Jenny Lake Boat Tour
  • Wildlife spotting—there is a moose here somewhere.- Jenny Lake Boat Tour
  • The Jenny Lake ferry boat cuts through the mirror-like surface of the water.- Jenny Lake Boat Tour
  • A close-up view of the Tetons.- Jenny Lake Boat Tour
  • View of the Gros Ventre Mountains across the lake.- Jenny Lake Boat Tour
  • Heading back to the boat dock.- Jenny Lake Boat Tour
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Pros: 
Beautiful views. Informative guide commentary.
Cons: 
Ticket cost.
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Region:
Targhee/Teton Area, WY
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The functional boats of the Jenny Lake Boat Dock serve two purposes during Grand Teton National Park’s short visitor season. They serve as a shuttle to and from the boat dock on the west side of Jenny Lake that offers hikers a shortcut to Cascade Canyon and the trails to Inspiration Point and Hidden Falls, saving about 2.5 miles of hiking.

The boats also offer guided tours of Jenny Lake that last about an hour and feature spectacular scenery and informative narrative about the park’s geology, history, and wildlife. On a tour it is possible to see moose, elk, bald eagles, and osprey. The approach to the Tetons themselves gets about as close as possible without hiking for several miles.

Reservations are advised for tours during the busy months.

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