|Grand Tetons Next||Grand Teton Mountains|
The spectacular Teton Range is the most famous feature of Grand Teton National Park. This mountain range extends 50 miles in a north-south direction and contains 16 peaks over 11,000 feet in height. The three Tetons--Grand (13,770), Middle (12,804), and South (12,514)--were named by French-Canadian trappers as les Trois Tetons, the three breasts. The reason the Tetons are so magnificent is that they rise 6,000 to 7,000 feet above the valley floor without intervening foothills.