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 »
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
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 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
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