9 Million-Year-Old Grand Teton National Park Turns 89 Today
The Teton Range started forming 6 to 9 million years ago, making it the youngest mountain range in the Rocky Mountains. In that range, Grand Teton National Park is 310,000 acres of majestic beauty and is one of the ten most visited national park in the USA.
89 years ago today, February 26, 1929, President Calvin Coolidge signed an executive order establishing Grand Teton National Park, south of Yellowstone National Park and north of the town of Jackson in northwestern Wyoming.
A few humans first visited the area 11,000 years ago, but today, with over 3 million visitors a year, it’s a popular destination for mountaineering, skiing, climbing, hiking, backcountry camping, pristine lakes and river fishing with abundant wildlife, mountain meadows, and rugged peaks. Grand Teton has species of flora and fauna that have existed since prehistoric times and can still be found there.
It might be worth a visit.