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Teton Range

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointGrand Teton (13,770 ft/4197 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesWyoming (62%), Idaho (38%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area1,292 sq mi / 3,345 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent47 mi / 76 km North-South
68 mi / 110 km East-West
Center Lat/Long43° 50' N; 111° 12' W
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The Tetons are one of the shortest and most compact ranges in the Rockies, but their direct rise of over 7,000 vertical feet from flatlands on their eastern face is is unsurpassed between Canada and Mexico. However, the western slopes, falling away into Idaho, are much more gentle once below the immediate summit towers. Either way, the Tetons make one of the classic picture-postcard views.

The Teton Range is mostly within Grand Teton National Park, just south of Yellowstone. Tourists throng the Jackson Hole valley to gawk at the peaks and watch the large elk herds roaming the grasslands near the Snake River. In winter, the Jackson Hole ski resort, on Rendevous Mountain a ways south of the Grand, attracts skiers who want to challenge the 4,100 feet of steep slopes. Ski bums and powder hounds head over to the Idaho side of the range to ski at Grand Targhee, which often gets more snow than any other North American ski area.

Still, climbing is the quintessential Teton sport, and hanging out at the rustic Climber's Ranch campground in the shadow of the Grand for a summer is a rite of passage for many American rock climbers. The Grand gets its fair share of attention, but other peaks--notably Mount Moran--offer equal challenges.

Map of Teton Range
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Teton Range.
Teton Range-Yellowstone AreaLevel 4 (Parent)
         Madison RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Gallatin RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Lionshead-Henrys Lake RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Yellowstone PlateauLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Big Hole MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Teton RangeLevel 5
                 North Teton RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Teton CrestLevel 6 (Child)
                 Webb-Moran CanyonsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Moran GroupLevel 6 (Child)
                 Cascade-Leigh CanyonsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Cathedral GroupLevel 6 (Child)
                 Middle and South TetonsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Death-Avalanche CanyonsLevel 6 (Child)
                 South Teton RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Jackson Lake Flats and IslandsLevel 6 (Child)
         Snake River RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Gros Ventre RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Teton Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Grand Teton13,7704197Cathedral Group
2.Mount Owen12,9283940Cathedral Group
3.Middle Teton12,8043903Middle and South Tetons
4.Mount Moran12,6053842Moran Group
5.South Teton12,5143814Middle and South Tetons
6.Teewinot Mountain12,3253757Cathedral Group
7.Tepee Pillar12,2663739Cathedral Group
8.Spalding Peak12,240+3731+Middle and South Tetons
9.East Prong12,0503673Cathedral Group
10.Thor Peak12,0283666Moran Group
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Grand Teton13,7704197Cathedral Group
2.Middle Teton12,8043903Middle and South Tetons
3.Mount Moran12,6053842Moran Group
4.Buck Mountain11,9383639Death-Avalanche Canyons
5.Mount Woodring11,5903533Cascade-Leigh Canyons
6.Doane Peak11,3553461Webb-Moran Canyons
7.Prospectors Mountain11,2413426South Teton Range
8.The Wall11,1083386Teton Crest
9.Elk Mountain10,720+3267+North Teton Range
10.Signal Mountain7720+2353+Jackson Lake Flats and Islands



Photos of Peaks in the Teton Range

Grand Teton

The Grand Teton and its surrounding peaks under a heavy coat of winter snow.
Middle Teton

The famous Black Dike splits the northeast face of the Middle Teton (1992-09).
Buck Mountain
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A rest atop the summit cairn on Buck Moutain, Wyoming (2005). Photo by William Musser.
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Disappointment Peak
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Disappointment Peak from Garnett Canyon Photo by Mark de Saint-Rat.
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Static Peak
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Scramblers carefully make their way along an exposed ridge near the summit of Static Peak, Wyoming (2005-09-04). Photo by William Musser.
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