• 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Moose-Wilson Road Status

    The Moose-Wilson Road between the Death Canyon Road and the Murie Center Road is currently open to all traffic. The road may re-close at any time due to wildlife activity. For current road conditions call 307-739-3682. More »

Concessioner Guide Resources

This page is a starting point for guides who are looking to learn more about interpretation and/or the cultural and natural resources of Grand Teton National Park. This page does not list all of the resources available about these topic areas. It simply suggests several resources that will help you start or continue your research about the park and interpretation. Again, this page is merely a starting point for what could be a lifetime or just a summer of study. If you have found a great book that you would like to share with others, please send us your suggestions e-mail us.

NPS Interpretive Training on line courses
Interpretation 101
Creation of GTNP
Teton Profile
Geology of GTNP
Wolf versus Coyote Comparison
Black Bear versus Grizzly Bear Comparison
Wrangler Interpretive plan
Mountain Guide Interpretive Plan
River Guide Interpretive Plan
Road-based Tour Guide Plan
Snowmobile Guide Interpretive Plan

Did You Know?

Close-up of a lodgepole pine cone

Did you know that lodgepole pine trees grow on glacial moraines in Jackson Hole? Glacial moraines are ridges of rocky debris left behind as Ice Age glaciers melted. The soil on these ridges retains moisture and is more hospitable to trees than the cobbly, porous soil on the outwash plain.