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 »
Moose-Wilson Road Closure
The Moose-Wilson Road between Death Canyon Junction north to the intersection with the Murie Center Road is temporarily closed to motor vehicles, bicycles, skating, skateboards and similar devices. For current road conditions call 307-739-3682. More »
The Multi-use Pathway will be closed from the Gros Ventre Bridge to the Snake River Bridge starting on September 15, 2014 due to construction. Construction on this section of pathway is expected to be completed by October 13, 2014.
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 Jenny and Leigh Lakes are named for the fur trapper “Beaver” Dick Leigh and his wife Jenny (not pictured)? Beaver Dick and Jenny assisted the Hayden party that explored the region in 1872. This couple impressed the explorers to the extent that they named the lakes in their honor.