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Oxbow Bend

Grand Teton National Park

A river with mountains in the background.

Grand Teton National Park

Oxbow Bend is an overlook along highway 89/191 between Jackson Lake Junction and Moran Junction.

An oxbow is a crescent-shaped section of river lying alongside a flowing, winding river. The oxbow is created over time as erosion and deposits of soil change the river's course.

Oxbow Bend is home to a variety of birds and animals, including pelicans, Great Blue Herons, muskrats, otters, moose, and bear. On calm days, Mount Moran can be seen reflected on the surface of the water. Oxbow Bend is a popular area to view sunrise or sunset, and is visited by photographers hoping to capture the river and Teton Range.

Last updated: May 17, 2021