John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway, Moose

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John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway is a scenic road that connects Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming. It is federally owned and managed by the National Park Service. It is named in remembrance of John D. Rockefeller Jr., a conservationist and philanthropist who was instrumental in the creation and enlargement of numerous national parks including Grand Teton, Virgin Islands, Acadia and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Created in 1972 through the authorization of the United States Congress, and consisting of, it also borders National Forest lands and is an integral part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Caribou-Targhee National Forest borders the parkway on the west and Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Teton Wilderness forms the eastern border.
The land was originally part of Teton National Forest and was transferred to the National Park Service from the United States Forest Service to assure an unbroken connection between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The parkway road itself extends from the northern end of Grand Teton National Park, through the parkway lands, and then on to West Thumb Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, a distance of 27 miles (43 km). The 24,000-acre park is managed by Grand Teton National Park.
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  • Join symbolically Yellowstone with Grand Teton. Something unnoticed happens, but as the two parks tend to travel, this is an obligatory step. With its charm also
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  • This has to be one of the most scenic drives that we have been blessed to do! The road is constantly being maintained so driving is easy but keep your eyes on the road!  more »
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  • An amazing scenic highway that is a gateway to natural paradise on earth
  • It's a great road to drive on between Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Parks.

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