Early French Voyageurs had boobs on the mind when they named this famous mountain range!
The Grand Tetons are a perfect example of the natural beauty and wonder the United States offers.
But with grand sites such as the Rocky Mountains, Yosemite Valley, and Niagra Falls, the story behind the name can be just as interesting as visiting them!
The Grand Tetons, for instance, have to do with lovely lady lumps.
French Voyageurs used the name “les trois tétons” which translates to “the three breasts.” The Wyoming and Idaho mountain range has many distinct summits, normally referred to as the Cathedral Group.
They consist of Grant Teton (the tallest at 13,770 feet), Mount Owen (12,928 feet), and Teewinot (12,325 feet). They do in fact resemble a woman's breasts—especially if you've been out exploring with a bunch of guys for months on end.
The Shoshone people, the most prominent Native American group in the area, called the range Teewinot, which translates to “many pinnacles.”
The range's fame comes from the high elevation above the eastern side. The range lacks foothills and lower peaks, providing a clear, breathtaking view of all the peaks. If you ever go, make sure to visit the east side where the views are much more dramatic.