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 »
Explore the following links to educational websites and learn about Grand Teton National Park and its geology, plants, animals and more!
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
Become a Junior Ranger. Ask about this special program just for kids when you visit the park or click on The Grand Adventure link below for fun activities.
ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIPS
"Tails from the Tetons" Electronic Field Trip Grand Teton National Park was featured in an Electronic Field Trip, developed as a partnership between the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, Ball State University, and Best Buy Children's Foundation. Anyone can participate from home or from the classroom. This program focuses on the animal communities of Grand Teton National Park and was developed for grades 3 through 8. Your class can enjoy access (fees apply to some activities) to:
For more information about Electronic Field Trips: http://www.bsu.edu/eft/home2/11whatIsAnEFT.htm
Connecting Kids to Nature
Did You Know?
Did you know that until the 1890s no one had settled on the west bank of the Snake River in the central part of Jackson Hole? William “Bill” Menor built a ferry at Moose to shuttle patrons across the river, the only reliable crossing point between Wilson and Moran.