Jenny Lake Overlook

Grand Teton National Park

Targhee/Teton Area, Wyoming

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Jenny Lake Overlook


  • Cascade Canyon over Jenny Lake.- Jenny Lake Overlook
  • A waterfall from glacial melt.- Jenny Lake Overlook
  • Alpine snow melts at high altitudes, creating beautiful cascades at lower elevations as the snow melts.- Jenny Lake Overlook
  • Mount Teewinot (12,326 ft).- Jenny Lake Overlook
  • Mount Moran (12,605 ft) to the south.- Jenny Lake Overlook
  • Cascade Canyon across Jenny Lake.- Jenny Lake Overlook
Overview + Weather
Beautiful overlook. Large vista. Plenty of Parking.
Busy. High traffic in peak months.
Targhee/Teton Area, WY
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Year round: 
Open from: 
May 01 to October 31
Parking Pass: 
Park entrance fee
Preferable Season(s):
Fall, Summer, Spring
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Adventure Description

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North of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Jenny Lake pools below the highest towering peaks of the Teton Range. The Jenny Lake Overlook provides the perfect vantage point to take in the high mountains and the cold glacial waters in one spot.

On a quiet day, you can hear the waterfalls across the lake as they tumble down towards the earth. You can also watch as the Jenny Lake Tour Boats meander across to the other side and drop hikers off at the Cascade Canyon docks. If you are driving through on Teton Park Road, the Jenny Lake Overlook is the perfect stop to get out and take in the panoramic vistas of the Teton Range.

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