I'm in the process of planning a trip to Jackson, WY and the area surrounding Grand Teton National Park for next spring. I was there this past August and it was beautiful.
I can't help with the best dates since my visits have all been during August. I really, really want to visit during the Winder.
Thanks in advance.
I, too, love Grand Teton National Park. The WyoFOTO Web site has a Photo Map
you might find interesting.
Just West of the Oxbow Bend turnout is an unmarked dirt road that leads to the junction of Oxbow Bend and the Snake River's main channel. The road, while rutted, does not require a 4 wheel drive vehicle, probably since the Lodge has a campfire area there. If you look at the large map
from the NPS site and zoom in on the Oxbow Bend area, the road I'm talking about is shown in grey on the West side of Oxbow Bend.
In that area I've encountered moose, deer, hawks, otters, etc. Along the road is a meadow with Mt. Moran in the background. This might be a friutful area for Spring flowers, given that the area stays quiet and relatively undistrubed since most tourists don't know about it.
Until about four years ago "Fisherman's Bridge" crossed the Snake at that junction, but the bridge fell into disrepair and was removed.
A dirt path follows the Bend's bank North from the parking area at the end of the road.