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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

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Address: Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
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+1 307-739-3300

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When in the Tetons you have to go here very beautiful we took the hike to the lake loved it there it was awesome. We were coming back from the lake and a bear was on the trail... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul D
Twin Falls, Idaho
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Twin Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in the Tetons you have to go here very beautiful we took the hike to the lake loved it there it was awesome. We were coming back from the lake and a bear was on the trail, the preserve is vert well done.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The beauty and simplicity of the visitor center is an artful expression of the natural world that surrounds it, and a delight to the senses. Sit quietly in the circular room and gaze at the outside wall. See what happens. We went right on the trail to Phelps Lake, the path less traveled. Spent one very special day here with... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great place to enjoy nature and wildlife. The lake was beautiful. make sure you have enough time to visit the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Mother Nature's way of telling us..."anything you can do, I can do better." Serene, "into the woods" experience. Brooks, streams, foot bridges and, of course, the architecture of a magnificent forest.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We usually schedule vacations in the early fall to take advantage of smaller crowds, lovely weather, and potential wildlife sightings. We took the hike to Huckleberry Point as our first day in Jackson hike - not much change in elevation, and gave us some time to adjust to altitude. The lake was lovely, with the mountains in the background -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went in early October and it couldn't have been more picturesque. The leaves were golden, air was crisp, and snow on the Tetons. We took one trail out to Phelps lake (~1.5 miles) and another one back, both easily walkable. There are a few trails to choose from depending on how far you want to go. Bring your lunch and... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

One could spend hours just in the visitors center. An interesting design with space to meditate, you find peace even before you head out to the preserve. It is well worth the walk to the lake for wonderful scenery and wildlife. The staff is very helpful, I took a photo of a bird which we could not identify, they enlisted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Definitely worth the stop! Take some time to check out the trails. There are several to choose from - just don't forget the bear spray!

1 Thank RoadKat10
Pleasant View, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited the Preserve and did the hike up to Phelps Lake. The hike itself was gorgeous and once you got to the lake the views were stunning!! I would call this trail moderate as there were some inclines but nothing extremely strenuous. It was totally worth it!! You might even see some wildlife along the way.

Thank Dianne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A quick trek into Phelps Lake gave us an idea of the changing nature of a fall day in the Tetons. It started out sunny and warm and ended chilly and hailing! It provided a good reminder to bring adequate clothing for whatever conditions you may encounter!

Thank Calla K

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