Moraine Park Campground, at 8,160 feet, is the largest campground in Rocky Mountain National Park but it doesn’t feel that way. It conceals its size by situating itself over many rolling hills on the northern slope of Moraine Park, which isolates sections of the campground from one another. It offers incredible views of Moraine Park below it and the mountain peaks that surround it, including Long’s Peak, the tallest mountain in the park at 14, 258 feet.
Jenny Lake Campground is the toughest campground to get into at Grand Teton National Park, and for good reason. It is tent-only – no large vehicles, RVs, or loud generators are allowed in the campground, which makes for an incredibly peaceful and serene camping experience. It just feels “old-school” and quaint; it’s not a sprawling campground with new, wide roads that accommodate large vehicles. Furthermore, its location next to Jenny Lake is perfect for getting to many great destinations in the park.
Lake Solitude is a popular hike in Grand Teton National Park that offers incredible views of Grand Teton, Cascade Canyon, and the surrounding peaks. It can be accessed via the Jenny Lake Trailhead or you can take a boat shuttle to the beginning of the Cascade Canyon Trail on the west side of Jenny Lake. Taking the shuttle will shave 2 miles off the hike each way. We opted for an early shuttle ride and found the trail relatively empty, and the hike to be truly remarkable.
The Highline Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in Glacier National Park. Starting at Logan Pass Visitor Center, the trail immediately impresses (or frightens) hikers with a quarter-mile long six-foot-wide exposed section of rocky trail that looms a hundred feet above the Going to the Sun Road.