Seasonal road closures in effect
Seasonal road closures are in effect for motorized vehicles. The Teton Park Road is closed from the Taggart Lake Trailhead to the Signal Mountain Lodge. The Moose-Wilson Road is closed from the Granite Canyon Trailhead to the Death Canyon Road. More »
Avalanche hazards exist in the park
Avalanche hazards exist in the park, especially in mountain canyons and on exposed slopes. A daily avalanche forecast can be found at www.jhavalanche.org or by calling (307) 733-2664. More »
Bears emerging from hibernation
Bears are beginning to emerge from hibernation. Travel in groups of three of more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay at least 100 yards from bears. More »
Western Center for Historic Preservation Projects
The Western Center for Historic Preservation completes preservation projects throughout the western United States. Providing start to finish project oversight, the WCHP's mission is to reduce the maintenance backlog on historic structures. WCHP crews work year-round, making good use of their 1,500 square foot workshop in the winter months for preservation carpentry projects and completing onsite outdoors projects in the warmer months. Training and local involvement is encouraged for each project. Services provided by WCHP include:
Project: Brinkerhoff Lodge, Grand Teton National Park
Preservation maintenance on the Brinkerhoff Lodge in Grand Teton National Park is ongoing. In 2011, WCHP replaced deteriorated log-ends on the Lodge, and cleaned and restained the Lodge and Caretaker's Cabin.
Project: Dewey Gifford House, Capital Reef National Park
In 2010 and 2011 the WCHP crew traveled to Capital Reef National Park to work on the historic Dewey Gifford House. In Phase I, the WCHP repaired the roof and removed the windows for repair in the WCHP shop in Moose, WY. In phase II, the crew scraped and sanded the window jambs, reinstalled the repaired windows, and repaired the exterior stucco.
Project: McHaney Cabin, Joshua Tree National Park
During the McHaney Cabin project the WCHP crew, assisted by Joshua Tree employees, reconstructed an historically significant cabin in Joshua Tree National Park. Despite the fact that the cabin had collapsed, the WCHP preservation crew was able to salvage material from the original cabin for the reconstruction.
Project: Bryan Flats Guard Station, Bridger-Teton National Forest
During the summer of 2011, a crew from WCHP traveled south to the Bryan Flats Guard Station, one of the oldest remaining guard stations on the forest. The WCHP corrected structural deficiencies in the foundation, and replaced deteriorated logs. In 2012, the WCHP will return to the site to complete chinking on the exterior of the building.
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.