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Whether they’re rising regally over an icy blue glacial lake or acting as background to a bright summer meadow teeming with wildflowers and wildlife, the jagged peaks of the Grand Tetons are unforgettable.

The chiseled, silver granite peaks of the 40-mile-long (66-km) Teton Range are some of the most distinctive in the entire Rocky Mountains. Nineteenth-century French fur trappers christened them les trois tétons (the three teats), and the park is named after the loftiest peak, the 13,775-ft (4,200-m) Grand Teton. Together with its sisters, it looms over the broad valley of ...

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