Moran

Travel Guide
Oxbow Bend showing mountains and a river or creek

This small town is a gateway to outdoor adventures within a national park famous for its forests, lakes, mountains and wildlife.

Moran sits at the edge of the Moran Entrance Station, one of the main access points to the glorious Grand Teton National Park. Delight in the opportunities to explore a region of outstanding natural beauty via lookouts, trails and water bodies. Moran stands at the edge of the rolling landscapes of the Buffalo Valley. It takes its name from Thomas Moran, a British-born artist acclaimed for his paintings of the American West.

Major attractions lie west of the entrance station, where you can pay the park admission fee. The well-maintained roads are ideal to explore via rented car or bike. Visit Oxbow Bend, a curve in the Snake River that creates a stunning mirror image of Mount Moran. Admire sweeping views of the Teton Range and look down on Jackson Lake from Willow Flats Overlook and Jackson Lake Overlook at Signal Mountain.

About 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of Moran on the banks of Jackson Lake is Colter Bay Village. Join range-led programs, purchase park permits and browse an exhibit of Native American art at Colter Bay Visitor Center. From June to September take lake cruises or rent canoes, kayaks and motorboats at Colter Bay Marina. Trails lead from the village’s waterfront through thick forests and to rocky beaches with open views of snow-capped peaks.

Boats are also available at the lakeside lodge at the base of Signal Mountain. While here, walk to the pretty log-built Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

Look for wildlife throughout the year along the riverbanks and within the forests. See eagles and ospreys flying overhead and watch for bears, elk and moose. Camp at grounds at Colter Bay Village, Moran and Signal Mountain waterfront for an authentic experience of the great outdoors.

Moran is 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Jackson. Yellowstone National Park is just over a 1-hour drive north. The nearest airport is Jackson Hole Airport. Moran Entrance Station is open year-round. Expect cold weather conditions in winter.

Jackson Lake Lodge
Jackson Lake Lodge
3.5 out of 5
101 Jackson Lake Lodge Road, Moran, WY
This family-friendly Moran resort is located in the historical district, 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Oxbow Bend, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Grand View Point and Colter ...
4/5 Very Good! (999 reviews)
"Loved the location. Buffet was great!"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2021

Jackson Lake Lodge
Headwater's Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch
Headwater's Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch
3 out of 5
2 mi south of S. Entrance of Yellowstone, Hwy 89, Moran, WY
Situated on the riverfront, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from John D. Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Yellowstone National Park South ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (999 reviews)
"So wonderful, private and convenient to Yellowstone. So incredible, would recommend this to everyone"

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2021

Headwater's Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch
Hatchet Resort
Hatchet Resort
2.5 out of 5
19980 E Hwy 287, Moran, WY
Situated in a national park, this motel is 10.8 mi (17.3 km) from Oxbow Bend, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Jenny Lake and John D. Rockefeller Jr Memorial ...
3.9/5 Good! (998 reviews)
Rustic stay
"Cute ambiance, nice to have restaurant on site with nothing else around. Room small, but log walls attractive."

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2021

Hatchet Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cabin with Teton view nestled between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone
Cabin with Teton view nestled between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone
21940 Buffalo Valley Road, Moran, WY
Situated on the riverfront, this cabin is 8.2 mi (13.3 km) from Grand Teton National Park and within 20 miles (32 km) of Oxbow Bend and Cunningham Cabin. Chapel ...
Cabin with Teton view nestled between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone
Cute 1/1 Cabin with Beautiful Teton Views
Cute 1/1 Cabin with Beautiful Teton Views
22240 Buffalo Valley Rd, Moran, WY
Situated in Moran, this romantic cabin is 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from Grand Teton National Park and within 20 miles (32 km) of Oxbow Bend and Cunningham Cabin. Chapel ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Lovely Cabin, but distant
"We were completely satisfied with the cabin itself. If there hadn’t been smoke and clouds during our stay, we would have loved the Teton views from the patio every morning and night. The wood stove was an attractive feature. We had everything we needed. The views from Buffalo Valley Road (BVR) of ..."

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2021

Cute 1/1 Cabin with Beautiful Teton Views
Cute 2/1 Cabin With Full Kitchen And Teton Views
Cute 2/1 Cabin With Full Kitchen And Teton Views
22240 Buffalo Valley Road, Cabin A, Moran, WY
Located in Moran, this family-friendly cabin is 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from Grand Teton National Park, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Oxbow Bend and Grand View Point. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (38 reviews)
"We haven’t stayed in Moran before, but we really liked this area in Buffalo Valley. It’s close to the park, so if that’s your destination then this is a good option."

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2021

Cute 2/1 Cabin With Full Kitchen And Teton Views
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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