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 »
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
Did You Know?
Did you know that a large fault lies at the base of the Teton Range? Every few thousand years earthquakes up to a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter Scale signal movement on the Teton fault, lifting the mountains skyward and hinging the valley floor downward.