Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, Jackson

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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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  • It is worth to go. Beautiful views. Incredible place. We went with guide otherwise we would have lost very much information.
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  • We have been here many times, but never stopped at the visitor center until this year. What an amazing experience. The sound sensory room is something I could stay in for hours. Great visual display, ...  more »
  • We stopped by the Preserve to do a short, 3-mile hike that the Park ranger recommended. The only problem: the route had been changed due to work at the Preserve and our route increased to about 4.5 mi...  more »
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  • Parking took a while, but it was worth it! We did a small nature walk, but mostly enjoyed the Center. It had a really cool exhibit where you could close your eyes and almost meditate to the sounds of nature. One of the guides told us a story about how students from a deaf school came to visit, and rather than listening, used their hands to feel the vibrations of the acoustics! It was a really touching story, and made the experience that much more meaningful. Absolutely worth the stop!
  • This is the coolest architectural structure in this park. The example of highest level of sustainable architecture. Combines Metro materials and incredible design. Definitely check out exhibits inside as well as complimentary tours provided by Rangers. Four tours make sure sign up ahead of time but if you do not you can still be on the waitlist and there usually few no-shows.
  • What a peaceful place to get out into nature and take a free hike on the fringes of the Grand Teton NP. Parking is also free, but extremely limited. I got there in the afternoon, and the wait for a parking spot on a Tuesday in the summer was approximately 45 minutes. This is a place to enter the trail head for Phelps Lake.
  • Quiet, beautiful preserve and center designed to promote reflection and meditation on nature.
  • Death Canyon trail leads to a spectacular overlook point above Phelps Lake!

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