• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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?

Close-up of trumpeter swan head

Did you know that Grand Teton National Park is home to the largest bird in North America? The Trumpeter Swan weighs 20-30 pounds and lives in the valley year-round in quiet open water.