Please take a moment to complete a brief survey:
Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park in
northwestern Wyoming, established on February 26, 1929. Approximately
310,000 acres (130,000 ha), it includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-
long (64 km) Teton Range and most of the northern sections of the
valley known as Jackson Hole. Human history dates back 11,000 years,
when the first nomadic Paleo-Indians migrated into the region. The area
was explored by mountain man John Colter in 1807, but permanent white
settlers did not inhabit it until the 1880s. Efforts to preserve the
area as a national park began in the late 19th century and the eventual
expansion of the park in 1950 was a watershed in the land conservation
movement. Though the Teton Range is the youngest mountain chain in the
Rocky Mountains, some of the rocks in the park are the oldest found in
any U.S. National Park, at nearly 2.7 billion years. More than
1000 species of vascular plants, dozens of species of mammals, 300
species of birds, more than a dozen fish species and a few species of
reptiles and amphibians exist. The park is a popular destination for
mountaineering, camping and fishing, and has over 200 miles (320 km) of
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Teton_National_Park>
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