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 »
Grand Teton Virtual Explorers
Become a virtual explorer! These presentations will take you on journeys through park history, geology and wildlife tracking. Click on the link below to explore your park.
This collaborative effort between Utah State University and Grand Teton National Park was funded by Rocky Mountain - CESU (Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit). Undergraduate students created the storylines, acquired the images and developed these slide shows with guidance from their advisor and interpretive staff at Grand Teton National Park.
Click here to watch slide shows about:
Who Goes There - An animal tracking adventure.
Capturing Mountain Images - Take a journey back in time with photographer William Henry Jackson and learn techniques for taking photographs.
What the Glaciers Created - Learn how glaciers shaped the Teton landscape.
Crossroads of the Fur Trade - Find out what life was like for mountain men such as Jim Bridger in the 1800s during the fur trade.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Grand Teton National Park was established in both 1929 and 1950? The original 1929 park protected the mountain peaks and the lakes near the base. The boundaries were later expanded in 1950 to include much of the adjacent valley floor.