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 »
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 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.