• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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  • 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 »

Commercial Use Authorizations

Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) are limited authorizations to provide specific visitor services within the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkways. CUA holders are not concessioners and may not conflict with the preferential rights held by concessioners under contract.

Grand Teton National Park is accepting CUA applications for the following commercially guided activities only:

1. Transportation (road-based) Tours
2. Step-on Guide Service
3. Photography Classes
4. Painting Classes
5. Auto Shuttle Service
6. Previously existing CUA permits for certain other activities

Grand Teton National Park does not accept new CUA applications for guided backpacking, day hiking or camping, guided bicycling or mountain bike tours, guided climbing, mountaineering, horseback riding, fishing, motorized boating, water skiing, floating, skiing or snowshoeing.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2014 operating season. Application materials are available below or you may contact the park by e-mailing us or by calling 307.739.3416. All applications and associated materials must be submitted by March 15, 2014. Submitting during the application period will ensure that you have your authorization in hand by the start of the CUA season, May 1, 2014. Applications submitted after March 15, 2013 will be subject to an additional $100 fee as your application will have to be processed individually. Returning operators must complete their 2013 Annual Financial Report before their application will be processed. Please e-mail (preferred) or mail in all application materials. (Applications cannot be accepted by fax.)

2014 Superintendent's Letter to Applicants

2014 Commercial Use Authorization Information for Applicants

2014 Commercial Use Authorization CONDITIONS

2014 Commercial Use Authorization Application Checklist

2014 Commercial Use Authorization Application

2014 Application Fee Form Pre-Authorized Debit Fee Form (payment required with 2014 application)

2014 Guides & Vehicle List (required with 2014 application)

2013 CUA Annual Financial Report (required with 2014 application)


If you are a current CUA holder or applying for a 2014 CUA, please use the following links access current forms:

1. Monthly Visitor Use Statistics (VUS) online reporting form
Please use only this online reporting form. Do not submit any other version of the form. This form must be submitted each month your business operates in Grand Teton National even if there was zero use.
2. Annual Financial Report (AFR)
Due March 1st, 2014. Applications for the 2014 operating season will not be processed if the Business Resources office has not received the required Annual Financial Report (AFR) and/or all the 2013 monthly Visitor Use Statistics (VUS) reports.
3. NPS Approved Visitor Acknowledgement of Risk Form (Template)
Fill in the blanks with your company name.

Did You Know?

Mt. Moran in July

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.