Signal Mountain Area
Jackson Point Overlook on Signal Mountain, Grand Teton National Park.
Signal Mountain Area
The Signal Mountain Area in Grand Teton National Park is another fantastic place to enjoy. This popular area is located about 3 miles south of Jackson Lake Junction, along the Teton Park Road.
The four main things to check out in the Signal Mountain Area in Grand Teton National Park are the Signal Mountain Road, Signal Mountain Lodge/Campground, the Signal Mountain Marina, and the famous view of Jackson Lake and the Tetons along the main highway (Teton Park Road) just north of Signal Mountain Lodge.
Signal Mountain Road & Summit
This is a view of the mountains from the Jackson Point Overlook.
This is a nicely paved road that takes you to the summit of Signal Mountain (7,593 feet), which is over 800 vertical feet above the valley floor. The turn off to this road is only about a mile and a half south of Signal Mountain Lodge, along the main highway in Grand Teton National Park called the Teton Park Road. You'll see a big sign saying "Signal Mountain Road", so you can't miss it. This 5 mile road winds it's way up the west slope of the tree covered Signal Mountain, until you reach a dead-end near the summit.
East View Overlook
This is a portion of the view from the "East View Overlook" near the summit of Signal Mountain in Grand Teton National Park.
Once you've arrived at the top of Signal Mountain in Grand Teton National Park, you will see a paved overlook that gives you a really nice view of the eastern side of the park and beyond. For those park visitors who do not have many opportunities to get on top of a mountain and see "forever", this is a real treat for them. Now to get a view of the Teton Mountain Range to the west, you then must head down the road about a half of a mile, and you'll come across the Jackson Point Overlook...
Jackson Point Overlook
The Jackson Point Overlook in Grand Teton National Park provides a great view of the Teton Mountain Range and a portion of Jackson Lake. It's not a super wide "panoramic" view because there are trees blocking some of the view, but regardless of these obstructions, it's a very unique vantage point to see one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in North America.
Signal Mountain Lodge, Cabins and Campground
The Signal Mountain Lodge and Cabins is a very nice place to stay while vacationing in Grand Teton National Park. About 3 miles south of Jackson Lake Junction on the Teton Park Road, this area has a restaurant (with a nice deck), gift shop, convenience store, and gas station in addition to the actual lodge and cabins.
The Signal Mountain Campground in Grand Teton National Park is gorgeous, offering terrific views of Jackson Lake and Teton Mountain Range from some of the lake side campsites. There is also a fun rocky beach that runs between the Signal Mountain Lodge and the Campground that many folks have a good time playing on.
Signal Mountain "Marina"
The Signal Mountain Area also has a small marina and boat dock that has boat, canoe and kayak rentals for you to enjoy Jackson Lake with. The office is just below the Signal Mountain Restaurant. You'll see a fair number of motor boats and sail boats tied to their own buoys. To get to and from their boats, the owners must hitch a ride with one of the employee's driving a small motor boat just like a taxi.
Lake Shore View along the Teton Park Road
This is the famed view of the Teton Mountain Range from the highway just north of Signal Mountain Lodge in Grand Teton National Park.
One of the best views of BOTH Jackson Lake and the Tetons together is found along the Teton Park Road just north of the Signal Mountain Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. And when the lake is calm, you'll see a beautiful mirror image of these great mountains. If you're heading north, once you reach the Jackson Lake Dam (just a little over 2 miles from the lodge), you will again get a great view of both the lake and mountains from the top of the dam.
When we think of Signal Mountain in Grand Teton National Park, we think of black bear and mule deer. Both of these animals really seem to like the Signal Mountain Area, so keep an eye out for them- they are a lot of fun to watch- especially the cubs!