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 »
Area closure in the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »
Area Closure in effect in the Elk Ranch area
A temporary area closure is in effect in the Elk Ranch Area to protect wildlife during the denning and young-rearing period. Follow the link for a map of the closed area. More »
Commercial Use Authorizations
Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) are limited authorizations to provide specific visitor services within the boundaries of the Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. 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 commerically guided activities only:
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.
Please read the following two documents for more information about CUAs.
Forms for existing CUA holders.
Did You Know?
Did you know that until the 1890s no one had settled on the west bank of the Snake River in the central part of Jackson Hole? William “Bill” Menor built a ferry at Moose to shuttle patrons across the river, the only reliable crossing point between Wilson and Moran.