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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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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
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

A must stop over in the teaton oarj or on route to Yellowstone. Just spectacular place to take in the beautiful scenery of the water, landscape and mountains. Different times of the day will give you different sunlight and provide that great photo shot

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rob c
Reviewed 5 July 2018

One of my favorite spots in the Tetons. Go in the morning and plan to stay for 30 - 40 minutes in order to see all the birds and wildlife - juvenile bald eagle, herons in a nest, pelicans, a beaver and two muskrats.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Susan R
Reviewed 5 July 2018

It is amazing place. It was my dream to see sunrise in Oxbow Bend. It was so beautiful and peaceful.Many photographers come to take pictures here

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Edyta G
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Great place for photos! It is Beautiful and was not too crowded when we stopped. We stopped by one morning and late afternoon. Both stops were gorgeous and we took plenty of photos!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Oxbow bend is one of my favorite stops in the Tetons. I would highly recommend walking down to the edge of the water. Some of the best and most impressive photos of the entire area can be taken at this stop!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank WhoELS
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Photographers know that this is the spot to set up for great photos. We say many with professional long range lens.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dee5555565
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Stop here for pictures! Must see!!! Beautiful reflection of Tetons in the lake. It's a short stop off the main road to the park.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank marylou1116
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Yes, it's beautiful!! If the water is calm and the day is sunny, the mountains reflect in the water and it all takes your breath away. We had the added treat of wild flowers and heron nest. Worth a stop!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 352renes
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Nice area to drive around and try to spot wildlife Take food water and there are near warnings so be aware! Road easy tarmac nice to just stop and watch

Date of experience: June 2018
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Kari B
12 January 2019|
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Response from woodinjw | Reviewed this property |
It may be glass calm there, but it is still a river, and their most definitely should be some current there. As long as you are an experienced paddle border, you should be fine.
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.