Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, Jackson

4.8
#1 of 16 in Parks in Jackson Hole
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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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve Reviews
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  • We met the Ranger early in the morning for a guided trail hike out to Phelps Lake and it was fantastic. We even saw a bear! We hiked around Phelps Lake after the hike was over and had a beautiful, rel...  more »
  • Appreciate you leaving this land for all Americans to enjoy and not just your family...nice job LR you really thought this out didn't you?  more »
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  • Visited June 2018. The preserve is a less-traveled secret in the national park. The tiny parking lot was designed/built to be small on purpose--to limit the number of people in the area, on the trails, etc. And the small parking lot plan worked! Get there early in the morning to guarantee you get a parking spot, and then enjoy the area/trails/lake! Extra Kudos to the park ranger who, the day prior to our hike, bent over backwards to help us. She made reservations for our whole group for the morning guided hike even though they were short one spot. Thank you!
  • Nice trails from beginner to medium activity levels. Phelps lake was beautiful, too bad the smoke cast a haze on the mountains. Some of the signs could've been more descriptive/included more information. But overall we had a very nice hike
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