Named for Thomas Moran, a frontier landscape artist of the American west, Mount Moran rises above Jackson Lake in sheer beauty. Of all Grand Teton attractions, this mountain holds much fascination, massive in its impressiveness. Glaciers are visible on the face and you will see the basalt Black Dike.
Camping in the area is plentiful and you can set up your home base while you plan a climb. To approach requires much work, as you move through bogs along Leigh Lake and tramp through deadfalls and lots of vegetation. But you can also get there by canoeing across Leigh Lake and make your way to your brief route up the mountain. With a rating of 5.5, the most popular route up is the CMC route.
But even if you don't intend to climb, there are plenty of activities in the region, with Mount Moran providing a scenic backdrop for your vacation adventures.