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Oxbow Bend, Jackson Hole

#4 of 17 in Parks in Jackson Hole
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Landmark
A popular destination within Grand Teton National Park, Oxbow Bend attracts travelers with its iconic views of the snowcapped Mt. Moran. Apart from providing a beautiful setting for landscape photography, especially at dawn and dusk, this calm backwater of the Snake River offers fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as wildlife watching. Plan to visit Oxbow Bend and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Jackson Hole attractions using our Jackson Hole trip itinerary planning app.
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  • We went in fall, so the mix of golden foliage, tranquil water, and the looming mountains beyond was incredible. Not much to do here, but it is perfect for a picnic stop.  more »
  • We visited in the evening, and it was pretty, but we went back the next morning for an even better experience. The morning sun gives you a great reflection in the river.  more »
  • This is a beautiful spot for photos and to explore. One of the top photographed areas in the Tetons. We also saw a few people kayaking which looked really fun.
  • STUNNING! This place is known for animals. We saw elk and cranes. Get here at dusk or dawn for beautiful lighting. Especially in Fall when the leaves are changing. There is plenty of parking which is rare in popular spots in the Tetons.

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