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 »
Multi-use Pathway Closures
Intermittent closures of the park Multi-use Pathway System will occur through mid-October during asphalt sealing and safety improvement work. Pathway sections will reopen as work is completed. Follow the link for a map and more information. More »
Moose-Wilson Road Status
The Moose-Wilson Road between the Death Canyon Road and the Murie Center Road is currently open to all traffic. The road may re-close at any time due to wildlife activity. For current road conditions call 307-739-3682. More »
Healthy Families Initiative
Grand Teton National Park provides a variety of family-oriented programs as part of a national initiative to promote healthy family recreation in national parks. The program seeks to increase participation in recreational activities, encourage exercise, and develop healthy habits through outdoor recreation. Download the park newspaper for a complete list of guided ranger programs.
Visit our Ranger Programs page for a summary of programs throughout the year.
SUMMER OUTDOOR FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Take your family on a ranger-led hike and discovery the stories behind the awe-inspiring scenery. Check the Teewinot, the park newspaper, for schedule details. Suggested family programs include:
Taggart Lake Hike
Inspiration Point Hike
Junior Ranger Program
Swan Lake Hike
Nature Explorer's Backpack
Backpacks may be checked out at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center. Please note that parking may be difficult during peak hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recommended for children ages 6-12. Backpacks are limited, one per family please.
Did You Know?
Did you know that lodgepole pine trees grow on glacial moraines in Jackson Hole? Glacial moraines are ridges of rocky debris left behind as Ice Age glaciers melted. The soil on these ridges retains moisture and is more hospitable to trees than the cobbly, porous soil on the outwash plain.