Mt. Moran in Grand Teton National Park

Mt. Moran with mountainous reflections in water

Ever seen Mt. Moran?

Mt. Moran rises to 12,610 ft from Jackson Lake in northern Grand Teton National Park (45 minutes north of Jackson, WY). Its top is composed of sandstone, formed over 10 million years ago when this mountain was submersed in an inland salt water lake. As such, it stands in contrast to some of the more jagged peaks surrounding it….Grand Teton (13,776 ft).

Golden autumn colors by a road in Grand Tetons
Majestic peak views during summer tour with bison
Oxbow Bend reflection in water

Get Ready to Meet Mt. Moran

The Rockstar of the Rockies!

  • Hello, Mt. Moran! Ever wished you could chat with a mountain? Say hello to Mt. Moran, a bona fide superstar soaring to 12,610 feet above Jackson Lake in the northern corner of Grand Teton National Park. It’s just a hop, skip, and a 45-minute drive north from Jackson, WY—well worth the journey!

  • Ancient Origins, Modern Magic: Picture this: 10 million years ago, Mt. Moran was chilling in an inland salt water lake, shaping its sandstone top layer. Now it stands proud, showing off its smoother style amidst the jagged peaks, like the grand Grand Teton itself (clocking in at 13,776 feet).

  • Fancy Name Alert: Meet the mountain with a history-packed name—Thomas Moran, the American frontier landscape artist. They say a name can define you, and with such a cool namesake, Mt. Moran is all about embracing its artistic side.

  • Seasonal Style Switch: Mt. Moran is all about reinventing itself with the seasons. Summer spotlight? Glaciers and the Basalt dike take center stage. This dike shoots up vertically, looking like it was crafted by expert hands. But come winter, it’s time for a snow makeover, and the Basalt dike goes incognito.

  • VIP Seat at Teton Wild: Guess who’s the star attraction on our Teton Wild Custom Wildlife Tours? That’s right—Mt. Moran! Join us on a thrilling adventure through the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and this majestic mountain will steal your heart (and camera space). Don’t miss your chance to say “I saw Mt. Moran” with Teton Wild!

It is named after the American frontier landscape artist Thomas Moran. In summer, its glaciers are easily seen along with its Basalt dike. This dike extends vertically and appears to be man-made as it is almost perfectly vertical. In winter, these features are not visible due to snow accumulation.

This mountain is one of the most well-known and frequently requested spots to view on tours with Teton Wild Custom Wildlife Tours in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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