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Jackson is a town in the Jackson Hole Valley of Teton County in Wyoming, United States. It is the gateway to two of the most famous American national parks, Grand Teton and the nearby Yellowstone. This small town is an intriguing superset of superb alpine scenery, traditional Old Western ambiance and a vast range of native flora and fauna. Outdoor enthusiasts would spend their winters here enjoying camping, hiking, paragliding, ice climbing, snowmobiling, skiing, winter boat trips and exploring the valley’s unspoilt wilderness through trails. In the summer season, the experience would be complemented by hiking, white water rafting, canoeing and horse riding.
Grand Teton National Park
Located about 5 miles from the city of Jackson, the Grand Teton National Park is named after the tallest mountain in the Teton Range, the Grand Teton. This national park is an almost pristine ecosystem and is home to a vast range of range of flora and fauna that is existent since prehistoric times. It chiefly contains more than 1000 species of plants and animals, in addition to 300 species of birds and more than a dozen species of fish and reptiles. It also offers some top-notch mountaineering, hiking and fishing hotspots that are complemented by more than 1000 drive-in campsites and over 200 miles of hiking trails.
Yellowstone National Park
The Yellowstone National Park is disputably the world’s first national park and is noted for its diverse ecosystems and several lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. It is situated less than 200 miles from Jackson. Half of the world's geothermal features are in Yellowstone and this accounts for the presence of nearly 4 million visitors that visit here every year. The centerpiece of this park is the Yellowstone Lake, which is one of the largest high-elevation lakes in North America and is centered over the largest super volcano on the continent (the Yellowstone Caldera).
National Elk Refuge
The National Elk Refuge borders the town of Jackson and Grand Teton National Park. This 100-year old wildlife refuge is a sanctuary for one of the world’s largest elk (or wapiti) herds that migrate here each winter. It is a common practice to admire the scenic surroundings and wildlife from the main Refuge Road, however, you can always trump the idea by paying a visit to the refuge on a horse-drawn sleigh. This service is available everyday during winters from (December to April) but is also dependent on prevailing snow conditions.