Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, Jackson Hole

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve offers 13 km (eight mi) of trails through ecologically significant parkland as part of Grand Teton National Park. Follow paths that lead you through dry meadows of sagebrush and past forests of spruce, pine, cottonwoods, and aspen, then through wetlands. Explore the shores of Lake Phelps, where you can watch for migratory birds.  At the visitor center, you can view exhibits about the flora and fauna of the area, as well as information about Laurence S. Rockefeller, who donated the land that forms the park. The center also offers videos, photographs, and soundscapes of the preserve, as well as a room where you can relax by the fireplace. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jackson Hole using our trip planner.
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  • This was a moderate hike to Lookout point, then down to the beautiful lake . My daughter,spouse and three granddaughters all made the 25 jump into the lake and earned their new screensavers  more »
  • Dream hike! Stunning, uncrowded hikes along a beautiful, rushing river to a lovely hidden lake! The “Center” is the starting point for various hikes to/ around Phelps lake. (It’s like Jenny Lake’s.....  more »
  • A fantastic find. The rangers are super helpful to find a great day out in the preserve and to tell you about the wildlife in it. There are also a good variety of walks from short (and not steep) to long (up death canyon) and a great visitors centre. A definite recommendation!
  • Gorgeous, out-of-way nature preserve that is exquisitely maintained with well-groomed walking trails and sturdy boardwalks leading you through thick forests and to exquisite mountain lakes. I highly recommend for a short day hike. It’s close to Jackson Hole Resort and Teton Village.

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