No trip to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming is complete without seeing Antelope Flats. This 640-acre stretch of land is one of the most epic locations in America and was established to preserve critical habitats and migration routes for a variety of species. It also provides visitors with a taste of the Old West, complete with old homesteads and spectacular mountain views. Whether you’re staying in Wyoming or are just passing through, Antelope Flats makes for a great drive any time of the day. Here are some of the things you’ll see there.
Take a Scenic Drive on Antelope Flats Road
Antelope Flats Road is a spectacular route that takes you through sagebrush flats and over rolling plains. This area features a number of fabulous sights like historic Mormon Row, the Blacktail Butte area, and the Gros Ventre Mountains. You’ll also enjoy unobstructed views of the Jackson Hole valley. Don’t forget to admire the Tetons’ Cathedral Group to the west, which includes the Grand, Mount Owen, and Teewinot at the heart of the range.
Biking is just as popular as driving on Antelope Flats Road. The road is relatively flat and is only 8-10 miles in length, making it an ideal bike route for the entire family. Book a guided ride with Teton Mountain Bike Tours or enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your car. Just be sure to keep your eyes peeled for cyclists!
The Antelope Flats Parcel provides a vital habitat for many species of wildlife. This tract of land lies in the path of a primary migration route for pronghorn, bison, and the largest elk herd in the world. It also provides important breeding and nesting grounds for birds. A former wolf den is located near the parcel and was once utilized by both pups and adults for an entire summer. Badger, coyotes, and fox are common here as well.
How to Get There
Visitors can catch Antelope Flats Road just two miles north of Moose Junction. After you reach Mormon Row, turn right at the three-way intersection to loop around past the town of Kelly and the Gros Ventre campground. You’ll then rejoin U.S. 191/26/89 at Gros Ventre Junction.
Book Your Stay at the Bentwood Inn
After you explore Antelope Flats, take a short 30-minute drive back to our lodge and relax! Our Jackson Hole bed and breakfast boasts some of the best accommodations in the area. We even offer a variety of packages and specials to help you save on your trip! Our Winter/Spring Wildlife Experience Package is perfect for nature lovers and includes a three-night stay at the inn, breakfast each morning, and a four-hour wildlife viewing excursion lead by a naturalist. Call (307) 739-1411 to reserve this package and book your stay today. We look forward to hearing from you!
Looking for more great places to visit?
Read our blog about the National Elk Refuge!
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