Last updated: March 24, 2022
The Willow Flats area offers excellent wildlife and scenic viewing opportunities. A myriad of birds and mammals thrive in these wet meadows below. The best viewing times are early morning and late evening when many animals venture out form the shade of the willows to forage. Even during mid-day, you may catch a glimpse of one of the park's iconic residents.
The view across Jackson Lake toward the Teton Range is stunning. Unlike most mountains where foothills obscure the view, the Tetons rise abruptly from the valley floor. Motion on a crack in the Earth's crust, the Teton fault, has lifted the mountains skyward as the valley floor hinges down. Massive earthquakes will happen in the future and the mountains will continue to rise.