As the fourth construction season at Jenny Lake winds down, improved trails, a new bridge, and significant progress on the interpretive plaza at South Jenny Lake are tangible results from a busy summer of work. From revegetation efforts along new pathways that lead to overlooks, to backcountry trails and bridges on the west side of the lake, the full realization of Inspiring Journeys is nearly complete.
Next summer, a major crossing of Cascade Creek will be a new hiking destination for visitors to enjoy. Located at a dramatic overlook, the Chasm Bridge will be a wonderful place for people with limited mobility to easily access from the west boat dock. A short, nearly flat trail provides access to the bridge that overlooks the creek as it cascades down a steep rocky gap. The view from Chasm Bridge will soon join the reconstructed Hidden Falls viewing area as one of the must-see destinations at Jenny Lake.
We appreciate everyone’s patience during this time of renewal and look forward to sharing the final product once it is finished next summer. Below are a few behind-the-scenes images from work completed this fall. Thanks to Grand Teton National Park’s trail crew for their incredible accomplishments this season!