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 »
Area Closure in effect in the Elk Ranch area
A temporary area closure is in effect in the Elk Ranch Area to protect wildlife during the denning and young-rearing period. Follow the link for a map of the closed area. More »
Be a Junior Ranger
Learn more about becoming a Junior Ranger in Grand Teton National Park and about Jr. Ranger Day! Click here.
Grand Teton National Park offers many opportunities for children. The park newspaper also features a complete listing of ranger-led programs for the summer season and a variety of suggestions for activities in the park.
Junior Ranger Program
Discover Grand Teton Junior Ranger Activities
Wildlife Podcasts by Schneckenburger Elementary School
Hey kids learn about Grand Teton Wildlife: listen to the wildlife podcasts created by the fifth grade students at Schneckenburger Elementary from the Jefferson Parish Public School System in Louisiana. Click here.
In 2011, the students created more podcasts, but added slide shows to the audio! Click here.
There are many online resources for learning about Grand Teton National Park and the National Park Service. If you are writing a school report, or just want to learn more about your parks, visit our educational resources Webpage.
The Kid's Guide to Grand Teton National Park covers many things kids can do and see in the park. Part field guide and part travel guide to the park, kids love this colorful guide to having fun, viewing wildlife, and learning about the lively history in Grand Teton National Park. Beautiful photos by nature photographer Henry Holdsworth.
Did You Know?
Did you know that pronghorns are the fastest mammals in the western hemisphere? They can run up to 70 mph, but do not like to jump fences! In the summer, pronghorn live along Antelope Flats Road, but in fall they migrate almost 200 miles to central Wyoming.