Schwabacher Landing is one of the epic photography locations in Grand Teton National Park. You can't go wrong enjoying sunrise here and watching the sunlight slowly light the Teton Range.
Schwabacher Landing - Grand Teton National Park
Schwabacher Landing is located along the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. It is easy to reach and only takes a short walk to reach one of the best scenic views in the park.
Early morning is the perfect time to visit to enjoy the reflection of the Teton Mountains on the Snake River. This is one of our favorite views of the Teton Mountains! It never disappoints.
Schwabacher Landing Photography
Visiting in the morning provides the opportunity to photograph the Teton Mountain range reflected in a pond that was created by a beaver dam. If you are planning to shoot really early in the morning for sunrise you will want to bring a tripod with you and be prepared for a bit of a crowd.
The walkout to the beaver pond takes less than 10 minutes if you don't stop for photos along the way.
Best Time to Visit
There is no real wrong time to visit Schwabacher's Landing but there are definitely times that are better than others. Early morning provides epic morning light on the Teton Mountain Range.
I would try to avoid the hottest part of the day when the sun is glaring down on you. This will make your photos look harsh and not give you the beautiful soft light that makes the Tetons glow.
How to get to Schwabacher’s Landing
Grand Teton Schwabackers Landing is located 16 miles north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As you drive along I-89 there is a small wooden sign indicating the pull off to the landing.
From the pull-off, you need to travel a gravel road to the parking area.
You have a couple of options from the trailhead to explore this area. The best views are within the first ¼ mile of the hiking trail. You can continue walking down the dirt trail to see more wildlife.
Things to know when visiting
There is a bathroom in the parking lot.
The trail is a bit uneven in sections with a ton of tree roots you will need to walk over. If you have any knee/ankle/hip limitations you may want to stick to the 1st portion of the trail. The view just down from the parking lot is gorgeous and easy to reach.
Wildlife is extremely common in this area. Make sure to keep an eye out for wildlife as you are exploring the trail. Keep a safe distance from all wildlife.
This trail is not ADA Accessible. You can get a gorgeous view from the parking lot but getting down next to the river is a dirt/gravel path that is uneven.
The road leading into the trailhead is a dirt road that can be a bit bumpy in areas.
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