Bears are active in Grand Teton
Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »
Area closure in the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »
Ranger Programs at Flagg Ranch
July 19, 2012
Bring the whole family and join a ranger for an old-fashioned cozy campfire talk! Park ranger naturalists give campfire programs at the Flagg Ranch Campfire Circle on Thursdays and Saturdays during the summer months (June 21-August 12, 2012). These programs are family-friendly and usually last 45 minutes. Topics may include anything and everything related to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, including wildlife, geology, and cultural history. Junior Rangers can use this program to help fulfill one of the requirements towards earning a Junior Ranger badge or patch.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Jenny and Leigh Lakes are named for the fur trapper “Beaver” Dick Leigh and his wife Jenny (not pictured)? Beaver Dick and Jenny assisted the Hayden party that explored the region in 1872. This couple impressed the explorers to the extent that they named the lakes in their honor.