• 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 »

  • 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 »

History & Culture

Western Center for Historic Preservation
The WCHP is a preservation and education center based in Grand Teton National Park. Select this link for more information about the center.

A Place Called Jackson Hole
An on-line version of the 1999 Historic Resource Study of Grand Teton National Park by John Daugherty with contributions by
Stephanie Crockett, William H. Goetzmann, Reynold G. Jackson.

Menors Ferry Historic District
Features an old country store, the Chapel of Transfiguration, and a ferry that operates in the summer (dependent on water level).

The Colter Stone
Did John Colter pass through Jackson Hole? Check out these recent photos of the Colter Stone.

The Creation of Grand Teton National Park
A thumbnail history of the park that was written in honor of the park's fiftieth anniversary in 2000.

50th Anniversary Newsletter
The year 2000 was the park's 50th anniversary. Highlights include stories and photos from the park's first 50 years.

Campfire Tales of Jackson Hole
This book of stories was first published by the Grand Teton Association in 1960. It was recently reprinted and is also available on the NPS history website.

National Park Service History
This is site provides links to NPS history documents, websites, and books.

Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum
To learn more about the rich history of the Jackson Hole area, including the park, visit this site. The site includes a synopsis of local history, photo gallery and links to events and programs.

Did You Know?

Aspen tree bark close-up

Did you know that the bark on Aspen trees looks green because it contains chlorophyll? Aspen bark is photosynthetic, a process that allows a plant to make energy from the sun, and helps the tree flourish during the short growing season.