February 18, 2015
Snowdesk Webcasts Reach National & International Students
For a fifth consecutive year, Grand Teton National Park is hosting an innovative distance learning program called “Snowdesk.” During live broadcasts, park ranger naturalists use video conferencing technology to reach classrooms across the United States—as well as students in Germany and Canada—from a makeshift desk carved into the considerable snowpack adjacent to the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center in Moose, Wyoming.
February 13, 2015
Summit the Grand Teton Via an eClimb Virtual Experience
Ever wonder what it might feel like to climb and actually stand atop the Grand Teton? Visitors can now experience the Grand’s 13,770-foot summit via a web-based interactive program and make this exhilarating trek without the physical effort, and possible anxieties, associated with such a lofty goal. Come take a virtual climb of Grand Teton National Park’s most iconic peak and discover the legacy of mountaineering in the Teton Range of northwestern Wyoming.
February 10, 2015
President’s Day Weekend Brings Free Entry
The upcoming President’s Day weekend means free entry to Grand Teton National Park. Entrance fees will be waived from Saturday, February 14 through Monday, February 16 at nearly 400 national park units across the country. This will also be a perfect weekend to experience and enjoy a variety of winter activities throughout the park and capture the photogenic Tetons or wintering wildlife on camera. Entry fees for a private vehicle to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks normally costs $25 for seven days.
February 02, 2015
Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request to Strengthen NPS Mission for Centennial Year & Beyond
A budget request for fiscal year 2016 released today by the White House includes $3 billion in support of the National Park Service (NPS) as it prepares for its approaching centennial. The budget will help support essential programs and operational needs throughout the 2016 centennial year and provide a solid foundation to advance the NPS mission as the agency enters its next century. During the coming year and beyond, the NPS will strive to connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.
January 27, 2015
Historic Luther Taylor Cabin Defaced by Act of Vandalism
Spray-painted graffiti on an important cultural site in Grand Teton National Park was recently removed through an extensive cleanup effort. Sometime in September of 2014, an unknown individual(s) defaced the Luther Taylor homestead cabin, located along the Gros Ventre Road between Kelly Warm Springs and the eastern boundary of the park. Historic preservationists from both Grand Teton and the Western Center for Historic Preservation painstakingly removed the graffiti in mid-December, though evidence of the damage remains. Anyone with knowledge about this act of vandalism is encouraged to call Teton Interagency Dispatch Center at 307.739.3301. Callers can remain anonymous.
January 26, 2015
Grand Teton to Offer Moonlight & Winter Trails Day Snowshoe Hikes
Grand Teton National Park ranger naturalists invite local residents and visitors to explore the wonders of the park in winter with two separate ranger-led snowshoe hikes. The upcoming ranger-led programs include a moonlit snowshoe hike on Saturday, January 31, and a Taggart Lake snowshoe walk during daylight on Saturday, February 7 as a part of Jackson Hole Winter Trails Day celebrations.
January 26, 2015
UW–NPS Research Center Campus EA Available for Public Review
Grand Teton National Park & John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway Superintendent David Vela announced today that the University of Wyoming–National Park Service Research Center Campus Improvements Environmental Assessment (UW-NPS Campus EA) is available for public review and comment. The UW-NPS Campus EA will be open to review from January 28 to February 26, 2015.
January 23, 2015
Prospectus Issued to Provide Guided Horseback Rides
The National Park Service (NPS) today issued a prospectus soliciting proposals for the award of a concession contract to provide guided horseback rides within Grand Teton National Park. This prospectus explains the business opportunity and the terms and conditions under which the NPS will award the concession contract for this activity.
January 15, 2015
Riverbank Restoration Project Underway on Buffalo Fork River
This week, Grand Teton National Park advanced a riverbank restoration project to remove approximately 13 tons of old angle iron beams from the Buffalo Fork of the Snake River. Motorists traveling Highway 26/287 past Moran Junction may see a piece of heavy equipment— a tracked excavator— along the riverbank as this restoration project continues.
January 12, 2015
Grand Teton National Park Experiences Record Visitation in 2014
Grand Teton National Park experienced record numbers in 2014 for both total visitation and recreational visits, according to final statistics tallied for the year. Over 4.29 million people entered the park during the year, with over 2.79 million of those making a recreational excursion. Visitation peaked during the mid-summer month of July with over 686,000 people touring Grand Teton. In addition to the record visitation count, fully 97 percent of park visitors were satisfied with the overall quality of park facilities, services, and recreational opportunities, as determined by the annual visitor survey conducted in 2014.
January 08, 2015
Receive Free Entry into Grand Teton NP on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Grand Teton National Park will waive entry fees on Monday, January 19, 2015 in recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Grand Teton will join nearly 400 other units of the National Park System in celebration of this special day as part of an effort to encourage visitors to experience the wonders of their national parks. The entrance fee for a private, non-commercial vehicle to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks normally costs $25 for seven days.