If you want to see moose in Grand Teton National Park, drive the Moose-Wilson Road. We never failed to see moose when we traveled that road. It's in the park, but south of the main part. The moose on the right was very close to the road on our last trip down the road. I took this from the car. For the other photo, we parked and walked closer to the pond.
Also on the Moose-Wilson Road, we saw a bear- or maybe more than one. They are hard to tell apart. For each sighting, they were up in trees. My sister, Georgia, got the best photos. And we were also fortunate to spot a Great Grey Owl. BTW- how to tell if a bear is there - or any wildlife? When lots of cars are pulled over and cameras are out, it is a pretty good bet that something is there. If a ranger is there too, it's 100 percent likely, though then you'd better find a place to pull off and you won't be allowed to get too close. Sometimes you are not allowed out of your car.
On a hike back from Hidden Falls, along the north shore of Jenny Lake, we saw a pair of osprey. One was in the nest, tearing food apart. The other was on a nearby tree, crying out in warning. As we returned to the parking area along the String Lake outlet, we saw a deer and this year's fawn. While not as thrilling as seeing other wildlife, they were very close and not at all afraid.
If you miss seeing these in the wild, this elk stands outside a shop just off the historic square in Jackson. Good photo op! And taking the Moose-Wilson Road to Jackson, you 'll see several of these moose plus signs requesting you slow down. Six moose have already been killed along the road this year. I think seeing those moose gets people to slow down- maybe it's a real one!
RVs are not allowed on the Moose-Wilson Road so take your tow or toad to see wildlife. I imagine in summer you'd need to allow quite a bit of time to navigate the part in the national park. Lots of moose and bear jams! The other roads are ok for RVs but not the best way to see it. There are some other roads in the park where RVs are not allowed or you might miss an overlook because there isn't room to park. Jaimie Hall Bruzenak
Photos by George and Jaimie Bruzenak