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 »
Jenny Lake Lodge
In 2010, the Jenny Lake Lodge was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Today as in the past, the Jenny Lake Lodge serves as an elegant, rustic resort reflecting the rugged majesty of the surrounding landscape. During the 1920s and 30s, Eastern “dudes” sought Western ranches with the comforts of home. Tony Grace capitalized on this demand by establishing a homestead with two rental cabins on the northeast side of Jenny Lake in 1922. The Snake River Land Company bought the ranch in 1930. In 1935 catastrophe struck and much of the main lodge burned. By 1939 after reconstruction, the lodge boasted comfortable accommodations for 65 dudes including fine food and private baths with hot and cold running water.
How to get there: Drive north from Jackson to Moose Junction. Turn left onto the Teton Park Road toward Moose. Drive through the entrance station eleven miles, turn left at North Jenny Lake Junction. Follow the scenic drive 1.5 miles and bend left onto the one-way portion of the road. The lodge will be on your left.
Did You Know?
Did you know that a large fault lies at the base of the Teton Range? Every few thousand years earthquakes up to a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter Scale signal movement on the Teton fault, lifting the mountains skyward and hinging the valley floor downward.