Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, Jackson Hole

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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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  • This section of the park commemorates the contribution of the Rockefeller family to making this wonderful national park possible. A small visitor center offers insight into their appreciation of... 
    This section of the park commemorates the contribution of the Rockefeller family to making this wonderful national park possible. A small visitor center offers insight into their appreciation of...  more »
  • This park has some nice, wooded hiking trails, but not much more. It would be nice if there were more signs along the way describing what we were seeing. The visitors center was closed for the... 
    This park has some nice, wooded hiking trails, but not much more. It would be nice if there were more signs along the way describing what we were seeing. The visitors center was closed for the...  more »
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  • There are two trails that takes you to lake Phelps starting from Laurence S. Rockefeller preserve. Trail head is the same for both trails for 0.1 mile and then separates when you reach a bridge. Woodland trail is to the right side of the creek. It is shorter and less steep, therefore easier to hike. Lake Creek trail is to the left of the creek. This trail is very scenic but steeper and longer. To get good pictures on the top, by the lake , you should go to the east of the lake were mountain peak could be captured therefore choose morning time. In the morning sun is from behind and gives good lighting.
  • Did the Phelps lake trail loop starting at the Rockefeller preserve and saw so much wildlife. A bull moose, marmot, black bear, and I think a pine marten. Be aware there are bears in the area, we saw the young black bear near the death canyon crossing.

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