Top 10 Things to do in Moran, United States

December 25, 2017 Deane Carmody

Moran (also Moran Junction) is an unincorporated community in south central Teton County, Wyoming, United States, which serves as one of the principal fee collection entrances to Grand Teton National Park. It lies in Grand Teton National Park northeast of the city of Jackson, the county seat of Teton County, at the intersection of U.S. Routes 26, 89, 191, and 287. Its elevation is 6,749 feet (2,057 m). As the community has had two different names, the Board on Geographic Names officially ruled in favor of "Moran" in 1970. Although Moran is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 83013.
Restaurants in Moran

1. Jenny Lake

Jenny Lake Rd., Moran, WY 83012 +1 307-739-3300
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4.5 based on 538 reviews

Jenny Lake

Located in the Grand Teton National Park, this lake sits at the base of the Teton Range and is best known for its brilliantly clear water.

Reviewed By Gryfudd - North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina

The Jenny Lake VC is under reconstruction so it only has a gift shop and information counter in a trailer - but there’s a nearby gift shop and convenience store run by a concessionaire. One of the curious things about multiple visitor centers (or even concessionaire gift shops) inside one national park - they often sell different things. We like to collect embroidered patches from each NPS unit we visit and make sure to go to each gift shop and visitor's center to find the ones we like best. Ditto books, ornaments, etc. Don't miss Jenny Lake just because it's temporary and small. But the parking is tight because of construction. The earlier you arrive the better, but you can still find a spot if you cruise around.

2. Grand Teton

Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Grand Teton

Tallest mountain in the Grand Teton Range.

Reviewed By XinnieY - Chicago, Illinois

If you're around the area or visiting Yellowstone National Park, you should definitely include Grand Teton in your itinerary. If you are really short on time, 4-6 hours is a good amount of time to check out most of the highlights of this park. Definitely do the 42 mile scenic loop drive. Every turnout is a picturesque view, no kidding. Such a gorgeous park. If you're tent camping, it still gets cold at night in the summer season so make sure you bring warm clothes. Bear spray is also recommended even though we didn't actually see one throughout the 5 days in Yellowstone and Teton. Better be safe than sorry!

3. Triangle X River Trips

2 Triangle X Ranch Rd, Moose, Grand Teton National Park, WY 83012-9704
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5 based on 411 reviews

Triangle X River Trips

Triangle X River Trips is a company with over 50 years of experience that specializes in providing Snake River float and fishing trips located entirely within Grand Teton National Park. There is no comparison when it comes to scenery, wildlife, and guide knowledge than a Triangle X river trip. We offer unique choices including sunrise wildlife floats and Western cookout supper floats. We also provide a variety of daily departure times to accommodate your travels.

Reviewed By jlc72 - Saint Louis, Missouri

Went on this trip with my teen daughter and another family we were vacationing with. The views are unbeatable. The trip is relaxing and our guide was very informative about the wildlife and the area history. Took a ton of photos. Highly recommend.

4. T.A. Moulton Barn

Inner Park Rd, Grand Teton National Park, Kelly, WY
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

T.A. Moulton Barn

Reviewed By JuliaOrlando1 - Florida

I have always loved seeing pictures of this barn and when I found out how close we would be to it on our trip out to Grand Teton National Park, I made it my only " must do" item on my vacation itinerary. Seeing this barn and getting my own personal pic has been on my bucket list since I saw my first picture. I am so glad I was able to get out here and I will definitely come back if I am in the area.
I would recommend this to anyone interested in historical sites / farms / homesteads.

5. 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive

Grand Teton National Park, WY +1 307-739-3300
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42-mile Scenic Loop Drive

Reviewed By Teacher071 - Toledo, Ohio

You absolutely must drive the entire 42-mile scenic loop in this fabulous national park. I had read about the GyPSy Guide Tour on the App Store for both the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Buy it! For only $8.99, you have a personal guide as you drive through each of these parks. The Guide does run your phone battery down rather quickly, so it was suggested that we use our car charger. Good suggestion! This Guide made our drive much more interesting and informative. Even if you just go out on your own, the scenery, mountains, lakes, and rivers are worth the time of the drive. Lots of wildlife, too.

6. Oxbow Bend

U.s. 26/89/191/287, 2 mi east of Jackson Lake Junction, Moran, WY 83013
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4.5 based on 221 reviews

Oxbow Bend

Calm backwater in the Snake River in Grand Teton Nat'l. Park.

Reviewed By scott_welpe - Downingtown, Pennsylvania

This was a personal highlight for my visit to the Grand Tetons given my appreciation for photography and Ansel Adams. All the sites are easily accessible for all levels of visitors, saw a few electric wheelchairs on the short paths as well. Don't forget to go to Schwabacker Landing!
The Grand Tetons Nat. Park were the top 2 of my visits throughout the continental US, would go back again in a heartbeat and likely will.

7. Swift Creek Outfitters & Teton Horseback Adventures

Pacific Creek Road, Pacific Creek Horse Camp, Moran, WY 83013
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4.5 based on 196 reviews

Swift Creek Outfitters & Teton Horseback Adventures

Reviewed By MarylandSharon - Princess Anne, Maryland

I chose this company because of great reviews and because they did not require reservations. We were delighted with the staff and the experience. My grandsons age 11 and 13 had never been on a horse and they loved this. They rated it as their favorite activity of our vacation in Yellowstone and GTNP. Our guide was Carl and he was awesome. The horses looked healthy and well cared for. Recommend this company highly . Only negative is that it is hard to find because they are not allowed to put a sign out on the road. It was worth it though!

8. Cascade Canyon Trail

Grand Teton National Park, WY
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5 based on 187 reviews

Cascade Canyon Trail

This uphill trail follows Cascade Creek for 4.5 miles and reaches Hidden Falls.

Reviewed By beaner1138 - Madison, Wisconsin

Entry into the Cascade Canyon is preceded by a one-mile steep walk along a well-maintained trail, but upon leveling in the high canyon the leg muscle burns are quickly forgotten as one experiences the amazing scenes and sounds. The landscape and water are simply spectacular, and reminiscent of the Swiss Alps in grandeur. Don't miss this trail.

9. Cunningham Cabin

Moran, WY 83013
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Cunningham Cabin

Reviewed By Gryfudd - North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina

This historic cabin is on a half mile loop trail through the sagebrush flats near the Snake River. Settler Cunningham's homestead tells the iconic story of hardscrabble ranching in Jackson Valley in the late 1800s. The remains of his cabin show the typical building type of dogtrot construction of the time. A brochure is available at the start of the walk for a $1 donation - it gives the complete history of Cunningham, his success as a rancher, hard times during the drought and economic recession of the early 20th century, his initial opposition to federal ownership and his later championing of the national park. Lots of fascinating facts about cattle, hay and outlaws are also included. You can still see the original irrigation ditches and gates Cunningham built - the Canada geese love the marshy areas this water from the Snake River creates.

10. Heart 6 Ranch Horseback Riding

16985 Buffalo Valley Road, Moran, WY 83013 +1 307-543-2477
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Heart 6 Ranch Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding: From a two hour ride to a full day, experience the majestic beauty of Bridger-Teton National Forest with amazing views of Grand Teton National Park. Heart 6 can handle large groups as well as small private events.

Reviewed By hotmomma96 - The Woodlands, Texas

As part of our dude ranch experience, riding was included. We were offered two rides a day which were 2 hours each. The horses were selected for us specifically. The trails were wonderful and scenic and the wranglers were friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. On Wednesday, a four hour trip was also offered with a stop for lunch "on top of the world"! Some friends we wet even took a pack trip over night.

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