|Range Type||Mountain range with well-recognized name|
|Highest Point||Grand Teton (13,770 ft/4197 m)|
|Countries||United States |
|States/Provinces||Wyoming (62%), Idaho (38%)|
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
|Area||1,292 sq mi / 3,345 sq km|
Area may include lowland areas
|Extent||47 mi / 76 km North-South|
68 mi / 110 km East-West
|Center Lat/Long||43° 50' N; 111° 12' W|
|Map Link||Microsoft Bing Map|
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The Tetons are one of the shortest and most compact ranges in the Rockies, but their direct rise of over 7,000 vertical feet from flatlands on their eastern face is is unsurpassed between Canada and Mexico. However, the western slopes, falling away into Idaho, are much more gentle once below the immediate summit towers. Either way, the Tetons make one of the classic picture-postcard views.
The Teton Range is mostly within Grand Teton National Park, just south of Yellowstone. Tourists throng the Jackson Hole valley to gawk at the peaks and watch the large elk herds roaming the grasslands near the Snake River. In winter, the Jackson Hole ski resort, on Rendevous Mountain a ways south of the Grand, attracts skiers who want to challenge the 4,100 feet of steep slopes. Ski bums and powder hounds head over to the Idaho side of the range to ski at Grand Targhee, which often gets more snow than any other North American ski area.
Still, climbing is the quintessential Teton sport, and hanging out at the rustic Climber's Ranch campground in the shadow of the Grand for a summer is a rite of passage for many American rock climbers. The Grand gets its fair
share of attention, but other peaks--notably Mount Moran--offer equal challenges.
|Map of Teton Range|
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|Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Teton Range.|
|Teton Range-Yellowstone Area||Level 4 (Parent)|
|         Madison Range||Level 5 (Sibling)|
|         Gallatin Range||Level 5 (Sibling)|
|         Lionshead-Henrys Lake Ranges||Level 5 (Sibling)|
|         Yellowstone Plateau||Level 5 (Sibling)|
|         Big Hole Mountains||Level 5 (Sibling)|
|         Teton Range||Level 5|
|                 North Teton Range||Level 6 (Child)|
|                 Teton Crest||Level 6 (Child)|
|                 Webb-Moran Canyons||Level 6 (Child)|
|                 Moran Group||Level 6 (Child)|
|                 Cascade-Leigh Canyons||Level 6 (Child)|
|                 Cathedral Group||Level 6 (Child)|
|                 Middle and South Tetons||Level 6 (Child)|
|                 Death-Avalanche Canyons||Level 6 (Child)|
|                 South Teton Range||Level 6 (Child)|
|                 Jackson Lake Flats and Islands||Level 6 (Child)|
|         Snake River Range||Level 5 (Sibling)|
|         Gros Ventre Range||Level 5 (Sibling)|
Major Peaks of the Teton Range
|Ten Highest Peaks|
|1.||Grand Teton||13,770||4197||Cathedral Group|
|2.||Mount Owen||12,928||3940||Cathedral Group|
|3.||Middle Teton||12,804||3903||Middle and South Tetons|
|4.||Mount Moran||12,605||3842||Moran Group|
|5.||South Teton||12,514||3814||Middle and South Tetons|
|6.||Teewinot Mountain||12,325||3757||Cathedral Group|
|7.||Tepee Pillar||12,266||3739||Cathedral Group|
|8.||Spalding Peak||12,240+||3731+||Middle and South Tetons|
|9.||East Prong||12,050||3673||Cathedral Group|
|10.||Thor Peak||12,028||3666||Moran Group|
|Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.|
Photos of Peaks in the Teton Range
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