Wyoming Fall Foliage Drive

teton range reflection on jenny lake
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Famous for its simmering thermal features and abundant wildlife, the greater Yellowstone ecosystem doesn't get a lot of love for its trees, and with good reason. The high elevation of the world's first national park and surrounding area makes for a rather dull palette of tall, straight conifers, which keep their evergreen needles all year long. But just south of Yellowstone, in Grand Teton National Park, the comparatively low and wet valley known as Jackson Hole nurses immense stands of aspens, willows and cottonwoods that explode with color in the fall.