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Oxbow Bend

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Calm backwater in the Snake River in Grand Teton Nat'l. Park.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
US Route 26, 2 mi east of Jackson Lake Junction, Moran, WY 83013
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All reviews mount moran the river fall colors iconic view great photo spot grand tetons jackson lake photo opportunity teton range wildlife viewing worth a stop take pictures spot wildlife bald eagles saw elk beautiful scenery national park
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Easy walk or short hike. Go down to the water to see the beautiful view across the lake. Worth the stop!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 220christinab
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Very scenic area and large pullout. A must do while sightseeing in the Grand Tetons area. Saw some Beaver but no large animals. Probably a good spot to be waiting quietly in your vehicle at morning or night. Very nice.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Quadyak
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I'm surprised by some of the reviews on this spot, I thought it was gorgeous! One of my favorites of our whole trip! The Tetons are just spectacular and I thought this was a great spot to admire the view and take pictures.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carolann R
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Oxbow Bend is a fabulous place for photography, but quickly becomes crowded with visitors which block your view.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kaynash15
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We saw amazing pelicans and fantastic views of the Tetons. Some of my best landscape photos were from this turnout.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jerilynd2015
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We stayed for 10 days and found that Oxbow Bend was the best place to photograph the Tetons. The reflections are outstanding at sunset and sunrise.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mccann1545
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Among the top 3 photo ops in the Grand Tetons. Hard to take a bad photo. Also good likelyhood of seeing wildlife here. Moose and waterfowl are frequent visitors, particularly near sunrise and sunset which is also a great time to take your photos.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Kirk had a telescope that he set up for us to see. He already knew about where a Bald Eagle and Blue Herron nest where!

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We targeted this stop on our after dinner drive. We were on a mission to see wild life and this is a good spot for that. This is also a popular spot for photographers since a calm day can produce an awesome reflection of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TravelersFromFishers
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This river has some great views but especially here. Once you have gotten out and taken a look around be sure and take the the next left ( if this was on your left) onto a dirt road the takes you down and along the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kim B
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Subhadeep M
9 July 2018|
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Response from Paul J | Reviewed this property |
No. Take from the east side of the river just off the main highway facing west.
Raquel P
13 June 2016|
Response from Joe C | Reviewed this property |
Can't give you a name, but there ARE many outfitters in Jackson. I promise that at least two or four can easily accomodate you.