• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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  • 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 »

Animal Tracks

There are a lot of cool animals walking, flying, and running around Grand Teton National Park. Can you figure out what each of the animal tracks below are? Click on the links below each photograph to see if you are correct.

 
An animal track in the mud.

What animal made this track? As you can see, I have very long claws. This animal is an omnivore who likes to eat both plants and animals. You might find this animal roaming around in the forest or high up in the mountains searching for berries.

O Wolf
O Mountain Lion
O Grizzly Bear
O Black Bear

 
An animal track in the mud.

What animal made this track? This animal is often seen in the sagebrush flats looking for food and you might even see it leap in the air and pounce on its prey. This animal has a disctinctive yip and howl and is often mistaken for another cool animal found in the park.

O Wolf
O Bobcat
O Lynx
O Coyote

Did You Know?

Beaver Dick Leigh and his family.

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.