Jackson Point Overlook

Grand Teton National Park

The best vistas in the area. William Jackson took a famous photograph from this point in 1878, when preparing a single image could take a full hour, using heavy glass plates and a portable studio. The viewpoint is a short walk south from a parking area.

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