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 effect for trails in the Jenny Lake Area
A temporary area closure will be in effect for several trails in the Jenny Lake area due to construction activities involving helicopter-assisted transport of heavy material. The closure will last from October 27 through October 30, and possibly longer. 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 »
Moose Headquarters & Preservation Workshop
The year-round workshop and headquarters for the Western Center for Historic Preservation is located in Moose, Wyoming. The building, originally located at the historic JY Ranch (now the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve), was moved and reassembled in Moose in the summer of 2005 and subsequently retrofitted for WCHP use. The Moose facility now houses office space for four full-time employees and several seasonal staff members, a conference room, and a 3,000 square foot workshop. The preservation workshop contains specialized equipment used for treatment, repair, and replication of windows, doors, cabinets, and other historic building components. The WCHP workshop is also used to host training courses, facilitating the much-needed spread of traditional craft skills lacking throughout parks of the intermountain region. The workshop has also been critical in the rehabilitation of the White Grass Dude Ranch which will in turn be used to host future preservation training courses.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the black stripe, or dike, on the face of Mount Moran is 150 feet wide and extends six or seven miles westward? The black dike was once molten magma that squeezed into a crack when the rocks were deep underground, and has since been lifted skyward by movement on the Teton fault.